A recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can transfer these benefits to another state, but the monthly benefit amount may be different in the new state. Although SSI is a federal benefit, some states add additional money called a state supplemental payment to this federal payment. If the recipient moves to a state that does not include this payment, then his or her monthly benefit payment may be less than in the former state of residence.Continue Reading
Since 2011, all states in the United States include an additional state payment with the exception of Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, West Virginia and Tennessee. If a SSI recipient moves to one of these states, then he or she will only receive the federal payment.
Another factor that may affect SSI benefits is if a person's living circumstances change when moving to a new state. An example is if the recipient in the old state lived alone and paid for his or her housing and food, but moves in with others in the new state and will not be paying these expenses. In this case, there may be an adjustment to the SSI benefits.
The Supplemental Security Income program began in 1974. The Social Security Administration administers this program. To be eligible to receive these benefits, the recipient must have a limited income. He or she must also be more than 65 years of age or have a disability.Learn more about Social Services
The total monthly benefit amount paid to a single Supplemental Security Income recipient living alone in New York was $808 in 2014. Single recipients living with someone else received $744. A couple living on their own received $1,186, and couples living with someone received $1,128.Full Answer >
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The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) limits for 2014 can be found on the Social Security Administration website. This can be found in several places on the website including the 2015 press release for the years changes and research, statistics and policy analysis section of the website. According to the Social Security website, the limit was $1,070 for non-blind recipients in 2014.Full Answer >
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