While SSI is a federal program (administered by the Social Security Administration), and the federal government pays a standard base rate of $771 per month, most SSI recipients receive less than the federal benefit rate, and some receive more. The federal benefit rate for couples is $1,157, which you'll get if you are married and your spouse is eligible for SSI benefits as well. In addition, the federal rate amount regularly changes with cost of living increases. But most importantly, your actual monthly payment will depend on how much income you or your family brings in or earns and how much of a state supplemental payment (SSP) your state pays, if any.
You can now file for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) online but only if you meet certain requirements. You are eligible to file online for SSI if you are:
-aged (age 65 or older);