Tomorrow around 8 million individuals will be seeing their second SSI payment for 2021.
This benefit program is run through the Social Security Administration and goes to people with little income who are blind, disabled, or 65 or older.
Children under 65 who are blind or disabled qualify.
Most people that can get SSI may also get other benefits and they can add up to $1,750 per month.
Boost SSI with Social Security benefits
When you apply for SSI it will work as a Social Security application at the same time.
If you qualify you are entitled to these benefits.
You need to have worked for a long enough period of time as well as paid Social Security taxes on your income.
Social Security is paid once per month, and if you’re eligible for both you could see another $1,658 in addition to your SSI.
State supplement in addition to SSI
The most a person can receive in SSI in 2022 is $841.
Married couples can see up to $1,261.
Some states offer supplemental income on top of SSI.
These states offer supplemental income
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- New York
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
These states are more specific on how they offer supplemental payments
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
These states offer no supplemental income
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- Northern Mariana Islands