Payments

2180. What is the Federal SSI Payment Amount?
Federal SSI benefits are paid at different rates depending on whether you have an eligible spouse and whether you have or are an “essential person”, and to determine if you are an “essential person”, then see this section in the Handbook for details. See also §2110 .

2181. What are State Supplementary Payments?
There are two types of State supplementary payments: mandatory and optional, and to determine which type of payment you should be receiving, then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information.

2182. What are the Computation of Payments?
Payment rates described in §2180 are reduced by your countable income. To determine your payment rate, then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2172.5 and §2181 .

2183. What is Retrospective Monthly Accounting?
SSI payments are based on “retrospective monthly accounting” (RMA). To determine how RMA that may apply to you, then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. See also §2131 .

2184. What is Proration of SSI Payments?
“Proration” means that you receive only a portion of your SSI benefit that would otherwise be due for the month, and to see how Proration may apply to your benefits, then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information.

2185. What is a Windfall Offset?
The “windfall offset” is an important provision that affects individuals and couples eligible for SSI and it applies to people due both SSI and Social Security benefits. To see how the Windfall Offset may apply to your situation, then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. It is important to note that it is the SSA’s policy to pay the SSI benefits first in a specific order of payment of benefits that is further set forth in detail in this section of the Handbook.

2186. What is Interim Assistance Reimbursement?
“Interim assistance” is cash or payments furnished by States to you for meeting basic needs while your application for SSI or appeal of SSA's eligibility determination is pending, and to determine how Interim Assistance may apply to you, then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information.

2187. What are Direct Field Office Payments?
Social Security offices are authorized to make direct field office payments. To determine how Direct Field Office Payments may apply to you, then then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information. Furthermore, the amount of certain payments are computed according to §2182 and §2183 .

2188. What are Presumptive Blindness or Presumptive Disability Payments?
The SSA can make a presumptive disability or presumptive blindness payment to you under certain circumstances, and to see if those circumstances apply to your particular situation, then see this section of the Handbook for more detailed information.

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