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.
However, the following states provide additional benefits and supplement SSI benefits:
- District Of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
UPDATE 03/19/12: You can check for changes to this list by going to Social Security’s publication page and using the search tool with the term “SSI in”. This will pull up the list above which will let you check for any additions or subtractions from the states listed above.