SSI as a State Supplemental Benefits

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a government-funded disability program that pays recipients a fixed monthly amount.  It is given to disabled people who need assistance with their cost of living.

Every state currently pays SSI to disabled citizens, with the exceptions of Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota, and West Virginia.

Qualifications and compensation amount vary by state. SSI also depends on civil status, with variations based on whether a person is single, married, living in a nursing home, etc.

The Social Security Administration administers the state supplement for California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont. In these states, your application for SSI and for the state supplement are the same. The supplemental amounts are shown on the SSA website.

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