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SSI benefits: 33 states have boosted SSI benefits by up to $120

Nearly 8 million Americans will get their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments this week.

Social Security cards and cash

For many, the benefit isn’t enough and that’s why there has been a boost.


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How does SSI work?

The latest round of SSI payments was sent out on June 1. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides financial support to people in need that are 65 or older. There are eligibility requirements, but anyone can apply. However, not all applicants will receive the same amount. Find additional details here.

You may get a payment either above or below average based on your personal circumstances. In order to qualify, you’ll also have to live in the US or the Northern Mariana Islands.


Maine residents will see $850 payments next week

Which states provide supplemental payments?

No state supplement

Arizona
Arkansas
Mississippi
North Dakota
Tennessee
West Virginia
Northern Mariana Islands

Social Security administered supplement

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

State-administered supplement

The following states provide their own additional payments in addition to the federal SSI payment. Amounts vary by state, but New York is offering an extra $87 a month and couples in Alabama will see an extra $120.

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

In most states, you will receive the federal benefit at the same time as the additional boost from the state.


What are the veteran disability compensation rates for 2022?

SSI payments 2022

In December 2021, the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was increased to 5.9% for 2022. The monthly maximum federal payment is $841 for each eligible person.

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