SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) BENEFITS


Generally, the maximum Federal SSI benefit changes yearly.  SSI benefits will automatically increase in 2014 because there was an increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2013.  Effective January 1, 2014, the Federal benefit rate is $721 for an individual and $1,082 for a couple.

Some States supplement the Federal SSI benefit with additional payments. This makes the total SSI benefit levels higher in those States. SSI benefit amounts and State supplemental payment amounts vary based upon your income, living arrangements, and other factors.


NO STATE SUPPLEMENT

The following States or territories do not pay a supplement to people who receive SSI:

Arizona
Northern Mariana Islands
North Dakota
West Virginia
Mississippi

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTERED SUPPLEMENT


Social Security administers the State supplement for the following States. You may contact us about your total benefit amount.

California Delaware* District of Columbia*Hawaii
Iowa* Montana Nevada New Jersey
New York* Pennsylvania* Rhode Island* Vermont
       

*blank spacerDual administration State.  In these States, Social Security administers some categories of State supplement payments, while the State administers other categories of supplemental payments.


STATE ADMINISTERED SUPPLEMENT


The following States pay and administer their own supplemental payments and you may contact the State for payment information.

Alabama Alaska Arkansas Colorado
Connecticut Florida Georgia Idaho
Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Missouri Mississipi
Nebraska New Hampshire New Mexico North Carolina
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon South Carolina
South Dakota Tennesee Texas Virginia
Washington Wisconsin Wyoming Utah
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NOTE
See the SSI FOR CHILDREN chapter for more information on States that supplement Federal SSI benefits to children.

 

 

See the publication titled, “SSI Recipient by State and County, 2013” on our website at www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/ for more information.


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