The federal part of your disability compensation is the same amount, but some states supplement Supplemental Security Income.
Although all recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) receive the same amount from the federal government regardless of where they live, depending on where you live in the United States, you may or may not receive a top-up to your monthly SSI payments.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers both programs, but some states provide SSI claimants who live in their state a boost on top of the federal component. Some states, but not all, distribute the extra monthly payments to all eligible recipients in their state.
Who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income?
People who are disabled, blind, or 65 years or older may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (SSI). The programs are also provided to youngsters who are blind or impaired. SSDI recipients have a work history that qualifies them for benefits, either through their own employment or that of a family member, such as a spouse or parent. SSI beneficiaries are eligible because of their low income and resources, and the monthly payments give the bare minimum of financial help.
You may be eligible for both SSI and Social Security benefits, however they are not the same. When you enroll in SSI, you are essentially enrolling in both. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will assess your eligibility and how much you are entitled to based on your income, living arrangements, marital status, and other variables, but not on your job history, which includes Social Security benefits. When you reach full retirement age, your SSDI payments are set as if you had achieved full retirement age, and it becomes a retirement benefit.
What state pay additional Supplemental Security Income?
In all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands, Supplemental Security Income is available. This is also true for SSDI, although while citizens of Puerto Rico are not eligible for federal SSI, they are eligible for federal SSDI.
Except for Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota, and West Virginia, and the Northern Mariana Islands, all states and the Northern Mariana Islands provide supplemental funds to SSI recipients. On top of your federal SSI income, which remains consistent regardless of where you live, the difference between states can range from roughly $10 a month to several hundred dollars.
There may be eligibility restrictions for receiving the monthly booster depending on the state, such as living in a nursing home or another form of residential care facility.
What happens to your SSDI or SSI if you move states?
You have until the 10th day following the month’s end to notify the SSA, otherwise you’ll be fined $25 to $100 for each infringement. Your monthly benefits payment will be reduced by the penalty. You can do so by logging in to your My Social Security account or contacting 1-800-772-1213.
To get the rise to monthly SSI benefits, you may need to notify the state’s department of human services office, depending on where you move.
To find out more about SSDI and SSI, visit social security offices near me