Understanding Supplemental Security Income SSI General Information -- 2016 Edition
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:
your State does not add to the SSI monthly FBR; and
you 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 beneficiaries. 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
|Live in the household of another
|Live in a Medicaid Institution
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: