How much does SSI pay per month?

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How much will your Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  checks pay each month? Well, it varies as some states award additional income to the base amounts listed below. That being said, here are the amounts for 2012. Keep in mind that these amounts change each year in conjunction with the cost of living adjustment (COLA).

Social Security Administration SSI payout amounts for 2012:

 

Calculation details
Recipient Unrounded annual amounts for— Monthly amounts for 2012
2011 2012 a
Eligible individual $8,095.32 $8,386.75 $698
Eligible couple 12,141.61 12,578.71 1,048
Essential person 4,056.93 4,202.98 350
The unrounded amounts for 2012 equal the unrounded amounts for 2011 increased by 3.6 percent.

 

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Remember, these payouts are lowered depending on your countable income each year. If you are thinking of applying for disability benefits click for a free consultation or call 1-800-596-1533.

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54 Responses to How much does SSI pay per month?

  1. Gilbert says:

    I am moving from nevada to california and right now I recieve a check for ssdi for 614.00 and ssi 101.00 and they say i only will recieve 854.00 total in california basically getting rid of my ssdi payment except for 100.00. Is this true?

  2. D says:

    Im living in CA and we get 854.00 Which is more than the total you get now..Sometimes they go from how much time youve worked to determine your actual amt depending on your circumstances.

  3. Kim says:

    My son gets 698. Ssi in Ky and he’s 20 and is moving to california, will his pmt increase due to higher cost of living? He’s never worked

  4. alma porter says:

    Im moving from Florida to new Jersey i would like to find out how much is the income for social Security benefits in New Jersey .

  5. tanablacc722 says:

    Yes I live in caliright now in california city,cali,and my sons get 854.00 a peace.

  6. Peggy Farmer says:

    My question is: What is the difference between the states? I live in California and wanted to know if I moved to Illinois, Arizona or Florida what would it change to or would it stay the same?
    Thank you.

  7. Lonnie says:

    I live in calif. and I curantley recive $854 a month I want to move to new mexco and would loike to now how much they pay you there, and do they have dental coverage or do they just cover exstractions.

  8. S. Siegal says:

    Is there an online site somewhere that list all of the states and what amounts they pay out in suplemental security income?

  9. Jennifer Crosby says:

    Hi, I am blind and looking to move to Colorado, and have a disabled child we currently Recieve $674.00 a peice will our income go up any due to living costs?
    thank you for you time
    Jennifer

  10. angelica mc allister says:

    i collect ssi payments, thinking of moving to az next year, how much would i get in my ssi amount.

  11. Tammy says:

    I am moving from CA to OKLA. Will my SSD and SSI change? How can I find out how much?

  12. Queen says:

    I want to let the tammy know. YES it will decrease to 698=700$ per month. The reason y is because the cost of living. I’am in oklahoma going to florida and getting an increase. If u move to a unfamiliar state to a popularized state your benefits will go up, and vice-versa

  13. joetaxpayer says:

    Get a JOB. That’s what those of us do that pay for you to stay home. I’ll bet more than half of all SSD dependents are improperly receiving benefits. Unless you are DISABLED you shouldn’t be collecting. Disabled meaning you are not capable of working period. This whole thing will be out of money thanks to the leaches in the system and then what will you do???? Better start looking for ways to make money instead of taking money.

  14. CRAZY THEY SAY says:

    Queen is Right. Places like California and Florida give a larger disbursement (around $890 in Cali) but California does NOT allow you to collect FOOD STAMPS.

    Texas, on the other hand gives a disbursement of $685 , because of “lower cost of living”, BUT…. You CAN collect up to $300 in FOODSTAMPS.

    Over-all, it is actually Better.

    If u hav questions, just ask the SSI office at the state U have questions about. They will give U any information u need.

    hav a nice day.

  15. Evil in Cincy says:

    Joetaxpayer,

    I feel sorry for you! It is really sad that you feel as though everyone that cannot work due to medical condition is a so called leech. I suggest that you move your family to North Korea, as they have a 0% individual tax rate in addition to NO disability programs.

  16. Can't work says:

    I live in Waynesville Ohio and receive $698 per month. The state did give me care source before I received my award.

  17. Nicole says:

    I live in Hollywood now& I get $854- got the same in San Diego, when I was in Youngstown & warren Ohio, we get $697… I’m moving to Alabama though so I want to find out how much u can get there. By the way- $850 a month is not enough to find a place to rent in Cali- unless u want to live w roommates, & no food stamps- so… The cheapest apartment is studio/ an there all @ least $840 a month- or $700- $630, I have no $$$ left!

  18. PAUL says:

    I AM MOVING TO PA, FROM IOWA. MY SSI PAYMENT IN IOWA IS $698.00 WHAT WOULD THE PAYMENT BE IN PA?

  19. Bonita chavez says:

    In Ca I get more around 854. I live in Lompoc with rent of $615 but had to get roommates to pay the $300 in utilties.Ca does not give me any foodstamps so I have to rely on the foodbanks. In Oregon, Utah and NM I got less money but received $200 in foodstamps.
    Goodluck finding any good primary psychicians that will take Medicare or medicaid. I wanted to relocate to Alaska and wondered what amount I would get up there since I would get foodstamps which food is very expensive there.

  20. Semeka says:

    How much can a child in tn receive from Ssdi?… New to this disability process please help…

  21. Tess says:

    TO NICOLE. I live in Alabama now. The SSDI payment just went up from 698 to 712 now. And you’re able to get foodstamps as well.

  22. Piper says:

    Anyone know how much disability pays in Indianapolis IN or Charleson WV?

  23. Amy says:

    Joetaxpayer…I have worked sinece I was 13 years old and have been on disablity due to a congenital brain malformation since 27, I am now 35. I would LOVE absolutely LOVE to trade you places. Maybe, you should think before you speak. When you have never had a real problem in your life…it’s easy to judge. Karma sucks!

  24. dell says:

    I wonder if there are any rooms in california for rent

  25. w says:

    how long did yalls ssi process take and how does back pay work

  26. priscilla says:

    I have had back surgery, cancer, carpel tunnel surgery, I have arthritis, my legs and feet swell terribly, and yet i still go to work everyday. I dont have a cushy job either. I work at a meat proccesing plant in Va. it is cold and wet all the time, so I dont have too much sympathy for people who make up excuses, like i have panic attacks around people, or i have a very low IQ. People are always looking for a hand out, they dont want to work, they just want the money. I dont care who doesnt like my oppions

  27. Dutch says:

    I started working at age 6 in a saw mill. I grew up working on farms for less then minimum wage. At 17 I joined the Army and served Honorably for 7 years. One year out of the service. A drunk driver hit my car and I was severely injured. I did not walk for 6 months. I have tried for 20 years now to work many jobs. Each time I degrade my condition a little more. Now at age 47 I an unable to walk very much, sit for more then 20 minutes or sleep more then a couple hours a night due to pain. My legs are in pain my spasms would kill most men and on top of all of this the economy is so bad here there are zero jobs anyway. So to the Idiots that say HALF of the folks on SSI are slackers I tell you this….I have had a fed men tell me to my face I am lazy or pathetic for seeking SSI…..none walked away with out help…..I am not owed any more then I paid in and in 2006 I paid over 10,000 in taxes above what they with held……that is the last year I was able to work with out pissing myself when I lifted anything over 10 lbs…..all you morons posting hate can go pound sand.

  28. denise says:

    Well I worked up until I had back surgery and cannot work or stand at all now. Which means SSI here I come. What people need to realize is that everyone is different. Some people need this. I for one need it till I get my next procedure and hopefully I can return to work. And I am sure I will. FINGERS CROSSED. I know some people take advantage of this and shame on you for doing that. But some are honest here so lay off the hate mails. Some of us already feel low we even have to go to this level, but I know this is what I need for the time being!!

  29. Vy says:

    At age 10 I was working with WILD mustangs, did babysitting, ran a tractor-2 bottom plow, triangle disc, turned hay/oats over by hand and forked onto the wagon, shucked corn by hand, basic trained ponies/small horses, guidance counselor secretary, legal secretary, camp secretary, general cook, pizza shop, trained dogs, milked cows, CSR for a newspaper, dispatcher, bookkeeper, down router, billing clerk, STNA, MRDD Caregiver, HHA. Even did 2 yrs of college before my body started giving out on me. I paid into the system for over 30 yrs so I earned what I get from the govt. Don’t own a wrap around stereo system, a blackberry, I-pod, gaming system, or fancy clothes/jewelry either yet I see people on welfare who have these things and look down their noses at me when I use a EBT card. Now I just look at the person say “I worked to end up this way did you?”

  30. Maia says:

    Does Washington state have higher ssdi payments?

  31. Iaenvoy says:

    Just a warning to anyone considering a Ca move or lives here at this time, beware this state. My 36 year old son has a right arm and right leg that can not bear weight for hours at a time; during work, He has convulsive seizures regulated by inferior medication, deaf in my left ear, and partial facial paralysis(I.E. can not smile). All of these things Social Security knows as medical fact yet he is being pressured by California to “find a job”. California is broke. Moving here without external assistance is a bad move. we are leaving before next winter.

  32. Swing87 says:

    I moved from Michigan to Indianapolis Indiana and I get more in benefits when you take the state benefits in account.

  33. Cali Girl says:

    For anyone that wants to look on the federal site,i found this. Its last years but pretty accurate.( I laugh at the mean people who try & hate on ssi recipients, some people just dont understand. If they were in the same situation they wouldnt be talking. Treat others how you would like to be treated!:) http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssi_st_asst/2011/co.html

  34. Bobby says:

    Hell yes I need help now I worked my ass off and paid in to the government all these years I am disabled and now I want my money. I’ve never ever got a refund check. How do people don’t pay a penny in and get back 6000 in taxes and also these crooked ass politicians makin six figures and taking care of themselves and farmers gettin crp which is welfare. 25000 to lay out a piece of land for a bird f*** this country cause this country cares about a bird than its people

  35. dusti says:

    i moved from indiana to az, i made more in indy and got 200 in food stamps. az is not good i only get 153 in food stamps and 730 with sss and ssi.what was i thinking. i cant aford toilet paper or bathroom stuff,i eat one meal a day.

  36. luckydog says:

    I am disabled with 2+ pounds of hardware in my spine and need Disabled access housing. I currently collect 855$ a month will my payments go up or down if i move to California from Nevada

  37. luckydog says:

    Forgot I’m on social security at 50 never heard it called ssdi

  38. Denise Palmieri says:

    SSI, helps people with disabilities. They do research, call doctors, request information prior to giving people the help they are asking for. If they see there is insufficient information they will not grant people those monies. My suggestion to those who feel the need to bring people down would be to say nothing at all. God sees and hears all, if you think for once that your going to get away with making your brothers and sisters bad think again!

  39. jersey girl says:

    My Uncle is on disability for bad knees and he paid in all of his life. There is no way he could work now, so I think the haterz are crazy.

  40. niccole says:

    I have a hearing set up and am hoping to get approved for my disability. I currently live in PA . I ‘m getting ready to move to FL. I want to know about how much I will receive in FL.

  41. Jerriesgirl says:

    My bf and I live in Indiana and all we get is the standard amount.

  42. Tell It Like It Is says:

    To all the people receiving disability don’t pay no attention to the idiots leaving these comments about be lazy or pathetic, see jackasses always fly off at the mouth before they know what’s going on, easy for some people to blow their horn when their not in the other person’s shoes. So don’t pay them no mind if you need the help that’s what its there for when you can’t work. And to the butt holes that saying this trust and believe your not gonna get on disability unless you can truly prove your disabled, its not like you can ask and they just give it, so stop talking crap if you don’t know these people stories

  43. NorcalStan says:

    For all those idiots who say that we on ssdi disability. It is a form of insurance. You pay into a fund while you work and if something happens to keep you from gainful employment then you collect the insurance. If it was an accident and you were covered by Allstate or State Farm Insurance you would not be complaining at all. If you don’t know your facts then just don’t say anything. Joetaxpayer I mean you! If not then come see me and I’ll get out of my wheelchair and teach you about keeping your big mouth shut when you are talking crap about good honest people who are only asking for what they paid into for so many years. May God forgive you for your petty minded thoughts.

  44. medic says:

    I moved from fl back to Illinois, and I need to move to California new Mexico, az . do not pay u more. Just a reply. I say check for ur self .I am on ssi from a stroke..

  45. tj says:

    You don’t owe any of these people who are so quick to judge anyy explanation of what you have been through and how much you have worked, paid in, and the daily pain you have to live with. Its NONE of their business!! I can’t believe how quick some people are to judge everyone or as most say “half” who are disabled. It makes me sick.

  46. melody friedle says:

    I have waited through 2 denials, and now a court judge. I was on ssi before fore 4 years. I went off due to over in money, I got an inhearitance, I told them about. I have waited 22+ months. just had administrative judge hearing. Pray for me please. I feel so depressed and cant show it to my son that suffers…………….with depression age 31. staying with me to take care of each other. I really thought our government was there for us. They dont like it that I am highly educated. Makes no matter if I cant show up to work or forget things. It took me 2 times longer to get my degree. but I am a fighter…… I got a masters degree in Human Resources, I think this company could use me to make this phone waiting more bearable…. LOL By from MN 53 melody

  47. backfromdead says:

    Every time I look up information on ssi I have over look some foolish person making remakes about taking money from the goverment. Ok let’s take the $$$$ off the equation….. say goverment runs out of money ‘ joke’ they would still have give out Housing. Food. I work as a torch cutter before I got sick. I was on fire one day no big deal for me I have no fear of death at times…. just to say I work all my life now i’m sick…joe ass player…. eat a d**

  48. lucy says:

    i live in Lancaster pa i am a single mother looking to relocated with my children to Youngstown Ohio but i do have a disable dauther who gets ssi here i get for her 740.00 does anybody know how much will i get in Youngstown ohio

  49. me says:

    Does anyone know what the payment in Alaska?

  50. keith toto says:

    I have ssd I live in new york I planning to move to hawaii is hawaii is more then new york

  51. I gt 945 a month and I got my benefits for neropathy and back damage

  52. hippy hippy shake says:

    Everyone who is “thinking” of moving needs to contact SSI/SSA or whatever you are on .. they can calculate what the new monthly would be.. I know that AZ, does not offer the supplemental . since SSI is federal your monthly should not be affected and you can move cross the states, again check with you SSI office they are a phone call away.. 4 hip surgeries , lost my home and now pain all the time. but still happy.. :)

  53. connie says:

    what is the monthly income for Alabama ?

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