After completing your Social Security Disability benefits application, you may want to find out more about what is the average SSI disability payment.

At Crest SSD, we stay up-to-date on the yearly average for disability payments so that we can help answer your every question. We are prepared to help individuals like you calculate their monthly payment so that you can be knowledgeable and prepared about your finances.

Have immediate questions about the average disability payment if you qualify for Supplemental Security Income? Contact us at the number above!

Federal Supplemental Security Income Benefits

The maximum federal Supplemental Security Income payment amounts increase with cost-of-living increases. The latest such increase, 1.6 percent, became effective in January 2020.

Federal SSI Disability Amounts for 2020

We have compiled the maximum federal monthly amounts for Supplemental Security Income in 2020. Take note that this does not include the state-level supplemental security income provided in some U.S. states).

How to Factor in an SSI Payment Reduction

Your monthly amount is calculated by subtracting monthly countable income from the maximum federal amount.

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Income is defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as anything you receive during a calendar month that can be used to meet your needs for food or shelter.

  • Income can be cash or in-kind.
  • In-kind income is not cash, but rather it is food or shelter, or something you can use to get food or shelter.
  • Countable income is the amount remaining after removing all items that are not income, and applying all appropriate exclusions to items that are income.

What Are Income Exclusions?

Generally speaking, income is an item an individual can use for food or shelter. But not everything you receive is considered income.

To verify what the SSA considers as income exclusions, contact one of our agents today to ensure that you are obtaining the maximum amount you are eligible to receive.

Principal earned income exclusions:

  • The first $65 per month plus one-half of the remainder.
  • Impairment-related work expenses of the disabled.
  • Income set aside or being used to pursue a plan for achieving self-support.
  • The first $30 of irregular income received in a quarter.

Principal unearned income exclusions:

  • The first $20 per month.
  • Income set aside or being used to pursue a plan for achieving self-support.
  • State or locally funded assistance based on need.
  • Rent subsidies under HUD programs and the value of food stamps.
  • The first $60 of irregular income received in a quarter.

For 2021, if an individual has monthly earnings of $1,310 or more, then the person will not meet initial eligibility requirements for SSI disability benefits.

State Supplemental Security Income Benefits

The following break down highlights the U.S. states/territories that do not pay a supplement to individuals who receive SSI, those states that provide state supplement through the SSA, and all other states that pay and administer their own supplemental payments.

Contact your state agency for payment information.

No State Supplement

  • Arizona
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Mississippi
  • West Virginia
  • North Dakota

Social Security Provided Supplement

  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

State Provided Supplement

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Contact Us Today for SSI Disability Support

For a full analysis of your estimated monthly SSI disability payment amount, contact us at the number above. Our skilled, qualified agents have years of knowledge in this field and are ready to answer your every question.

Crest SSD will ensure that you receive the maximum monthly benefit amount available to you, including evaluating all possible income exclusions and additional qualifications. We are ready to help you, so call today!