If you were wanting to find an SSI payment amounts by state 2022 report, there is good news and bad news. Don't worry, this is one of those serendipitous occasions where the good news far outweighs the bad. That is because there is no SSI payment amounts by state 2022 report (or for any other year for that matter) since maximum base SSI payments are the same for everyone regardless of your state of residence.
Yes, that is part of the good news, regardless of what state you live in, from the bluegrass of Kentucky to the big cities of New York and LA, the maximum base SSI payment amount anyone can qualify for is the same for everyone. That is only part of the good news, however, as there is even better news for everyone receiving SSI in 2022.
That good news comes in the form of an SSI payment increase. It is also a sizable increase, and it is also being noted as one of the largest in recent history at nearly 6 percent. The bump in pay is being referred to as a cost-of-living increase, and the timing couldn't be better with inflation increase now in full swing.
The SSI payment amount for 2022 after the increase is now $841 monthly for individual SSI recipients, which is an increase of $47 a month. That increase for a couple equates to $1261 monthly, an increase of $70 per month. There is also one more consideration, which is also one more piece of good news.
Another good reason for not having any set SSI payment amounts by state 2022, or any year, is because our retirement is based on our earnings. That also makes it very individual. Yes, we all pay into the system, but not everyone pays the same. Likewise, those who put more into the system to help everyone receive more themselves in the end.
There is also plenty of help for those who want to learn more or know more about how their SSI payments work, or what to expect. In fact, people are encouraged to start planning when they are young, for the day they will be eligible for SSI.
No, it doesn't matter what state you live in, there is a set amount that everyone will get. What your SSI check looks like, however, will have more to do with you and what you've done, than where you ever lived.