What is the SSI monthly stipend?


SSI pays monthly stipends based on the “federal benefit rate” (FBR). This amount is currently $733 per month for individuals, and $1,100 for couples. The FBR typically increases every year if there is a cost-of-living adjustment by Social Security.

The FBR is the maximum amount that a claimant can receive from the federal government. Claimants receive money based on how much they are earning, and what assets they possess. The less one makes, the higher FBR payment they are likely to receive.

Several states can supplement the federal SSI rate, though Texas is not one of them.