By Shardel Suber of The Bainbridge Firm, LLC posted in Supplemental Security Income on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
While SSI is a federal program (administered by the Social Security Administration), and the federal government pays a standard base rate of $735 per month, most SSI recipients receive more or less than the federal benefit rate. For starters, the federal benefit rate for couples is of $1,103, which you’ll get if you are married and your spouse is eligible for SSI benefits as well. In addition, the federal rate amount regularly changes with cost of living increases.
But most importantly, your actual monthly payment will depend on how much income you or your family brings in or earns and how much of a state supplemental payment (SSP) your state pays, if any.