California reduces SSI payment again in October 2009

As those of you already on SSI already know, your SSI monthly amount was reduced in October 2009.  The California state legislature has made a series of budget cuts to the state supplement over the past year:

  • January 2009, the maximum grant was $907 for a single person and $1579 for couples;
  • May 2009, the maximum grant was $870 for a single person and $1524 for couples;
  • July 2009, the maximum grant was $850 for a single person and $1489 for couples;
  • October 2009, the maximum is now $845 for a single person and $1407 for couples.

Disability Rights California has published an excellent question and answer booklet about California’s budget cuts to the state SSI supplement.  It answers many frequently asked questions and is quite informative.