SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) GENERAL INFORMATION


SSI MONTHLY FEDERAL BENEFIT RATES (FBRs) AND LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

See the charts below to determine the maximum SSI benefit you can get in the following living arrangements if:

    small blue ballyour State does not add to the SSI monthly FBR; and

    small blue ballyou have no countable income. See SSI Income for more information on countable income.

However, depending on what State you live in, you may receive a supplemental payment. Some States contribute to the total amount payable to SSI recipients. This amount varies from State to State. See SSI Benefits for more information on the State supplement. The chart below refers to the amount you get from the federal government only, provided you or your spouse does not receive any other countable income.


Live alone or pay your share
of food and housing costs
January 2018
 Individual/Child $750

Couple $1,125
Live in the household of another January 2018
Individual/Child $500
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Couple $750
Live in a Medicaid Institution January 2018
Individual/Child$30

NOTEAmounts given are general guidelines only. For more information about living arrangements, see our chapter on LIVING ARRANGEMENTS and the SSI Spotlight on Living Arrangements.

SSI RESOURCE LIMITS

You can get SSI in all States, if we count the things you own, and they are worth less than the following:

Resource Limits January 2018
Individual/Child$2,000
Couple$3,000

NOTEWe do not count all of the things you own as a resource. For more information about resources, see our chapter on RESOURCES and the SSI Spotlight on Resources.

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