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SSI: 36 states will increase benefits by as much as $120

8 million Americans are estimated to collect SSI each month, with the highest amount being $841 in 2022.

social security cards used for benefits like SSI

This isn’t enough to pay for everything, but some people will see a boost in payments depending on which state they reside in.

SSI works to provide support in the form of money for people in need over the age of 65, or blind or disabled children and adults.

Some states add more money to those receiving federal SSI.

Your amount changes depending on what other income you may have.


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Requirements for receiving SSI

In order to get benefits, you need to be a citizen of the United States, a national, or a noncitizen that qualifies for this benefit.

You need to reside in the states, D.C., or Northern Mariana Islands to get the benefits.

The only exceptions are children of military parents stationed outside of the country or students abroad.

These states do and do not provide additional SSI benefits to residents

These states were first reported by The Sun.


SSI, SSDI benefit payments for March

States that give additional SSI from various places of supplemental payments

  • California
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington, DC

States that give their own SSI in addition to federal benefits

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming


States with no additional SSI

  • Arizona
  • Mississippi
  • North Dakota
  • West Virginia
  • Northern Mariana Islands

When will I get the extra benefits from my state?

States usually send the payments at the same time as federal payments.

SSI and Social Security benefits are not likely to arrive on the same day.

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