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Old 12-03-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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https://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/SSI.html

Let us say you are $65 years now, and decide to apply for SS Retirement and SSI at the same time, your regular SS retirement is $400 per month, and above link shows SSI is $771 per month. If you are approved of SSI (very low income/asset), are you going to get $1171 per month or $771 per month? Will regular SS Retirement $400 be deducted from maximum SSI amount $771?

Do you get two separate payments (SS Retirement & SSI) or one combined payment?

Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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As far as I know you would get both. One is earned and one is supplimental which is actually welfare, they do not both come from Social Security. the SSI is only administered through SS.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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As far as I know you would get both. One is earned and one is supplimental which is actually welfare, they do not both come from Social Security. the SSI is only administered through SS.
But what I mean if you get SS retirement, will the amount of SSI be reduced? Let us say, if you single, and you earned SS retirement is $700 per month, and if you are also qualified for SSI, how much can you get from both payment? $1471 ($700+$771) or $771 ($700 + $71)?

It does not make sense for you to get $1471, which is kinda too much for a single.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:12 PM
 
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SSI will only bring you up to the minimum, which you say is currently $771 per month for a single. (Sounds about right).

So in your example, monthly income would be $700 + $71 = $771.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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SSI will only bring you up to the minimum, which you say is currently $771 per month for a single. (Sounds about right).

So in your example, monthly income would be $700 + $71 = $771.
So do they send two separate payments ($700 & $71) or only one combined payment $771?

Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:43 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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From https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-income-ussi.htm here is an example showing a $300 SS Retirement benefit , and a $750 SSI benefit. ( SS Retirement is considered UNearned (non-wage) income, the first $20 of which is not counted ;-)

EXAMPLE A – SSI Federal Benefit with only UNEARNED INCOME


Total monthly income = $300 (Social Security benefit)
1) $300 (Social Security benefit)
-20 (Not counted)
=$280 (Countable income)
2) $750 (SSI Federal benefit rate)
-280 (Countable income)
=$470 (SSI Federal benefit)


IOW, SSI only supplements SS to bring it up to the SSI max. (280 + 470 = 750)


SSA site search found nothing definite re single or double payment. However the Pay Out Calendar at https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10031.pdf seems to say if eligible for both, SSI is paid on 1st of month, SS on 3rd (Odd!)


"if receiving both Social Security and SSI, Social Security is paid on the third" (Normally SS is paid on 1st-4th Wed by DOB)
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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SSI will only bring you up to the minimum, which you say is currently $771 per month for a single. (Sounds about right).

So in your example, monthly income would be $700 + $71 = $771.
You are correct. The amount you get depends where you live. In CA for example itís $910
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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Social Security is based upon your past earnings. SSI is based upon poverty and disabled status. You will not get more than the SSI award for your state.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:35 PM
 
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here's your state's medicaid limits


https://www.medicaidplanningassistan...ility-virginia


if your spouse is younger, then you would be considered "single
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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You'll get two separate payments. You'll only get the $771 or so. You may also qualify for SNAP or food stamps, and Medicaid.
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