Payment rates described in §2180 are reduced by your countable income. If the remainder is more than $0 but less than $1, you are paid $1 for the month. If the amount is less than $1, but being paid as a retroactive payment of more than $1, the actual amount will be paid. For example, you are due $.50 for 4 months. We will pay you $2.00 in one payment.
The SSI benefit due a couple is:
The couple's FBR; plus
The couple's countable income; plus
Federally administered State supplementary payment (see §2181); less
Any remaining countable income.
Generally, each member of an eligible couple is paid one-half of the couple benefit.
If your payment computation includes an amount due because of an essential person, the increment is paid to you (and/or your eligible spouse), and not to the essential person.
When a Federal/State agreement allows us to administer your State supplementary payment, we add the supplementary payment to your monthly SSI payment. We pay you the total in one check.
Last Revised: Nov. 3, 2003