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