Understanding Supplemental Security Income SSI Benefits -- 2022 Edition

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) BENEFITS

Generally, the maximum Federal SSI benefit changes yearly. SSI benefits increased in 2022 because there was an increase in the Consumer Price Index from the third quarter of 2020 to the third quarter of 2021. Effective January 1, 2022 the Federal benefit rate is $841 for an individual and $1,261 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

Arkansas

Tennessee
Mississippi

West Virginia
North Dakota


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*

Michigan Montana

Nevada

New Jersey 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

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

South Carolina

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming








NOTE 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, 2020” on our website at www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/ for more information.

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