Automatic Determinations

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SSI payment standard determination

The table below shows the monthly maximum Federal SSI payment amounts for an eligible individual, and for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse, beginning with the amounts for July 1975. For 1976-83, the amounts shown became effective for July of the stated year. For 1984 and later, the amounts were effective for January.

SSI Monthly Payment Amounts, 1975-2015
Year COLAa Eligible
individual
Eligible
couple
1975 8.0% $157.70 $236.60
1976 6.4% 167.80 251.80
1977 5.9% 177.80 266.70
1978 6.5% 189.40 284.10
1979 9.9% 208.20 312.30
1980 14.3% 238.00 357.00
1981 11.2% 264.70 397.00
1982 7.4% 284.30 426.40
1983 b 7.0% 304.30 456.40
1984 3.5% 314.00 472.00
1985 3.5% 325.00 488.00
1986 3.1% 336.00 504.00
1987 1.3% 340.00 510.00
1988 4.2% 354.00 532.00
1989 4.0% 368.00 553.00
1990 4.7% 386.00 579.00
1991 5.4% 407.00 610.00
1992 3.7% 422.00 633.00
1993 3.0% 434.00 652.00
1994 2.6% 446.00 669.00
1995 2.8% 458.00 687.00
1996 2.6% 470.00 705.00
1997 2.9% 484.00 726.00
1998 2.1% 494.00 741.00
1999 1.3% 500.00 751.00
Year COLAa Eligible
individual
Eligible
couple
2000 c 2.5% $513.00 $769.00
2001 3.5% 531.00 796.00
2002 2.6% 545.00 817.00
2003 1.4% 552.00 829.00
2004 2.1% 564.00 846.00
2005 2.7% 579.00 869.00
2006 4.1% 603.00 904.00
2007 3.3% 623.00 934.00
2008 2.3% 637.00 956.00
2009 5.8% 674.00 1,011.00
2010 0.0% 674.00 1,011.00
2011 0.0% 674.00 1,011.00
2012 3.6% 698.00 1,048.00
2013 1.7% 710.00 1,066.00
2014 1.5% 721.00 1,082.00
2015 1.7% 733.00 1,100.00
a Cost-of-Living Adjustment
b The increase effective for July 1983 was a legislated increase.
bOriginally determined as 2.4 percent based on CPIs published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pursuant to Public Law 106-554, however, the COLA is effectively now 2.5 percent.