Nearly 8 million Americans will receive their SSI payments today.
The payments are worth up to $841.
SSI payments are being distributed TODAY
The latest round of SSI payments will go out July 1, 2022. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides financial support to those in need that are 65 or older, or are blind and disabled. You can apply online, at a local office or over the phone at 1-800-772-1213.
However, not everyone receives the same monthly benefit. Some states add money to the federal SSI payments.
Your benefit could also be reduced if you have other income like wages, pensions, or Social Security benefits. If someone pays your household expenses or if you live with a spouse and he or she has income, your benefit could also be reduced.
In order to qualify, you must be a US citizen or a national of the US, but some noncitizens can qualify as well. You also must live in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands.
However, there are exceptions for children of military parent(s) assigned to permanent duty outside the US and certain students temporarily living abroad.
Which states provide supplemental payments?
No state supplement
Northern Mariana Islands
Social Security administered supplement
The following states pay and administer their own supplemental payments, in addition to the monthly federal SSI payment. The additional amounts vary by state. In New York– individuals get an extra $87 a month, $104 for couples.
SSI state supplements are typically paid out at the same time as federal benefits. If you receive SSI and Social Security payments, they will not come at the same time.
2022 SSI amounts
In December 2021, SSI recipients saw a 5.9% boost in their monthly benefit thanks to the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
The federal monthly maximum is $841 for an eligible individual or $1,261 for an individual with an eligible spouse.
An essential person is defined as someone who lives with an SSI claimant and provides essential care– they get a monthly benefit of $421.