SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) BENEFITS
Generally, the maximum Federal SSI benefit changes yearly. SSI benefits will increase in 2019 because there was an increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018. Effective January 1, 2019 the Federal benefit rate is $771 for an individual and $1,157 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:
||Northern Mariana Islands
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTERED SUPPLEMENT
Social Security administers the State supplement for the following States. You may contact us about your total benefit amount.
||District of Columbia*
*Dual 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.
|| New Mexico
|See SSI FOR CHILDREN for more information on States that supplement Federal SSI benefits to children.|
See the publication titled, “SSI Recipient by State and County, 2018” on our website at www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc for more information.