Is SSI a Federal or State Program?

While SSI is a federal program, some states like Washington and Idaho will pay a supplemental amount to recipients every month.

Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI, is a federal program for disabled individuals who either cannot work at all or work very little due to their medical issues or age.

If you’re applying for SSI or you’ve already been approved, you may be wondering how much you’re going to get from the federal government and if you’ll get any money from your state as well. Here is some more information.

How SSI Works

In all of the states, the SSI payment is the same. However, in some states, SSI recipients may be able to receive a supplemental payment in addition to their federal one. This will give individuals a higher monthly check than the federal amount. In 2021, the maximum federal amount for an individual is $794, or $1,191 for an eligible person with an eligible spouse.

SSI in Washington and Idaho

Washington and Idaho are two states that provide a supplemental SSI payment. Idaho will pay an additional $53 to individuals who are living alone or in someone else’s home, while Washington will pay $38.25 to certain SSI recipients.

You can apply for SSI benefits online on the Social Security Administration’s website or by calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 and making an appointment. It’s always a good idea to apply with the help of an SSI lawyer because you’ll have a much better chance of securing the benefits you deserve.

Working With Schott Law to Retrieve SSI

If you need help applying for SSDI & SSI, 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 get started with your SSI application.