You want to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) because right now, you don’t have any financial security. It’s tough to pay your bills and cover your basic monthly expenses. However, you’re not sure if you’d even qualify.
Here is some more information on the SSI income limits for 2021, so you can determine whether or not you should apply.
What Are the SSI Income Limits for 2021?
In 2021, the SSI income limit is $794 per month per individual and $1,191 per month for couples. These are the maximum amounts you can receive per month. If you make more than this in income, then you would not qualify or receive benefits. If you have no income, then you could potentially receive the maximum amount. And if you make any income, that amount would be subtracted from your benefits.
What Is Countable Income?
Income that you make could be calculated into your SSI income, which means that you wouldn’t receive the maximum benefit. Income tax refunds, expenses like medical bills, food stamp value, and half of your wages would not be counted towards the limit.
Who Can Qualify for SSI?
You may be able to receive SSI if you are disabled, blind, or elderly. If you were working and got injured while on the job, then you would want to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) instead. This is a different program entirely.
Contacting Schott Law
If you need assistance applying for SSI or SSDI, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.