California monthly SSI payments for 2009

On December, 7, 2008, I wrote a post about the amount of money you could collect if you were in California and win SSI in 2008.  I mentioned that I would write another post in January for the amount in 2009.  Here is that post!

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 2009 is $674.00 to a single person and $1011.00 for a couple.  (You can see the actual figures posted on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) website here.   The State of California adds to that portion to make the total amount $907.00 for a single person and $1579.00 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 2009:

Elderly                                 Blind                              Disabled

$907.00/$1579.00         $972.00/$1806.00          $907.00/$1579.00

You may access the complete chart for all categories here: 2009-ssi-amounts-for-california