In 2022, the maximum amount you can receive through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is $841 per month per eligible individual, or $1,261 if you’re an eligible individual with an eligible spouse. Though there was a 5.9% increase in benefits that became effective at the start of the year, the amount you receive per month may not be enough to cover your basic expenses. Thankfully, if you live in Washington or Idaho, you may receive more.
The Definition of a State Supplementary Payment
If you’re receiving Social Security benefits in Washington or Idaho, then you could receive an additional payment every month. This is called a State Supplementary Payment, or the SSP.
What Amount Will I Receive Through the SSP?
Currently, the amount you could receive through the SSP in Washington is an additional $40 per month. However, note that right now, SSP is closed to new enrollees. One exception is if you are part of the SSP Pre-Vocational Legacy (PVL) program.
If you live in Idaho, the amount of the SSP is $53 for individuals and couples living independently. To learn more about applying, be in touch with the local Social Security Administration office in your area.
Filing for SSI
Do you need to apply for SSI? You could be eligible if you are 65 or older or blind or disabled. You may also qualify if you have a medical condition that keeps you from working and will last at least one year or result in your death. You can apply to SSI with the help of an SSI lawyer.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help with your Social Security benefits, 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.