I was recently asked if you will still receive your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if you move to a different state. I understand the fear of moving to a different state when you rely on SSI benefits to make it month to month.
Fortunately, the general answer is yes.
Social Security is a national program. Whether you are receiving Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, your benefits continue even if you move to a different state.
Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota, and West Virginia, and the Northern Mariana Islands territory, do not supplement the federal SSI payment. However, all other states and territories add money to federal SSI payments.
You can find out more about SSI in different states by check out Social Security’s Guide to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Groups and Organizations.