Every month around 8 million Americans receive SSI payments to help pay for basic needs, but they still find themselves unable to afford everything.
Many states are aware of this, and offer to add a monthly payment to residents on SSI with the federal government.
This means residents in participating states see an additional SSI benefit each month.
The program pays those 65 and older, blind and/or disabled Americans.
There are eligibility requirements, and anyone may apply for benefits.
Not everyone will see the same amount.
If you have other forms of income, you will see less.
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If someone in your household pays for things, you will also see less.
The maximum benefit each month is $841 for individuals and $1,261 for seniors.
States that offer SSI supplements with Social Security
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
States that offer SSI supplements entirely on their own
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
States that offer no extra benefit
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- Northern Mariana Islands
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