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SSI: Can you get $561 payments in 2022?

Those claiming SSI can expect their next check to be deposited on Feb. 1, 2022.

social security administration website where you can sign up for different benefits like SSI and SSDI

SSI is a benefit for those who are disabled, blind, and/or over the age of 65 who have very limited income to survive on.

Living with another person that covers some of your costs of living count as income to the Social Security Administration.

If you don’t need to pay for your food and shelter, then SSI reduces your benefit by one third.

Social Security: Increase your monthly benefit

In 2022, the maximum rate for one person is $841.

If you live with someone that pays for some of your living expenses, then you’ll see $561 per month after a reduction of $280 from the $841.

The higher the income and assistance you receive from others, the lower your SSI benefits will be.

SSI: What counts as income?

How to apply for SSI benefits

You do not need a permanent address to apply for SSI.

The application can be started and you can finish a large portion of the process online.

You may also call and make an appointment at 1-800-772-1213.

You’ll need to provide various documents like your Social Security number, birth certificate, household details, paychecks, and any other income details.

If you’re approved, the benefit is sent electronically.

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