A: The amount of your SSI benefit depends on where you live and how much income you have. The maximum SSI payment varies nationwide. The maximum Federal SSI payment for an eligible individual is $674 a month and $1,011 a month for an eligible couple. However, many States add money to the basic payment.
For more information, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi.
Q: My child is disabled. Can she qualify for Supplemental Security Income?
A: SSI makes monthly payments to people with limited income and resources who are 65 or older, or blind, or disabled. Your child younger than age 18 can qualify if he or she meets Social Security's definition of disability for children, and if his or her income and resources fall within the eligibility limits. We also consider the income and resources of family members living in the child's household.
For more information, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit www. socialsecurity.gov/pubs/ 10026.html.
This column was prepared by the Social Security Administration. For fast answers to specific Social Security questions, contact Social Security toll-free at (800) 772-1213.