The maximum Federal benefit for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is currently $783 for individuals and for couples it is $1,175. The maximum benefit varies annually depending on the Consumer Price Index. If there is an increase in Consumer Price Index, then there will be an increase in the Federal benefit rate.
Depending on where a recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) resides, he/she may have a higher Federal Benefit. How? Some states will actually add payments to the Federal benefit rate which makes the total of the recipient’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount higher. Just as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits depend on income, living arrangements, cost of living, and other eligibility factors, so do state supplements.
There are a few states or regions that do not pay any supplements to individuals who receive Supplemental State Income (SSI) benefits. Those specific areas are Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, and West Virginia.
If you would like to know if your state provides state supplements to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients contact your local Social Security Office or visit the Social Security Administration (SSA) website for more information regarding state supplements.