California monthly SSI payment amounts for 2008

I am often asked how much money will I get when I win my Social Security case and collect SSI.  I will give you a rough idea in the chart below.  The SSI payment in California consists of two parts:  a portion paid by the federal government and a portion paid by the State of California.  The federal portion in 2008 is $637.00 to a single person and $956.00 for a couple.  The State of California adds to that portion to make the total amount $870.00 for a single person and $1524.00 for a couple.  Not every person receives the maximum amount.  The amount could be different if a person has other income.  Here is the chart for an individual/couple living independently in 2008:

Elderly                                 Blind                              Disabled

$870.00/$1524.00         $935.00/$1751.00          $870.00/$1524.00

I will publish the amounts for 2009 in January.

About Geri Kahn

California Immigration lawyer and disability lawyer with offices in Benicia and San Francisco. For more information, check out my website: gerikahn.com.
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