Does moving to another state affect your social security disability payments?

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“Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits do not change if you move to another state. Like Social Security retirement benefits, SSDI payments are based on your average lifetime earnings and are not affected by where you live.

However, if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a benefit program that is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) but not funded by Social Security taxes, an interstate move could change your monthly payments. That’s because most states supplement federal SSI payments from their own funds, in varying degrees.

SSI pays benefits to disabled, blind and older people with very low incomes and limited financial assets. The maximum federal SSI benefit changes annually; in 2021, it’s $794 for an individual or $1,191 for a couple. Forty-six states — all but Arizona, Mississippi, North Dakota and West Virginia — offer additional funds to residents receiving SSI, as does the District of Columbia.”

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Collected social security disability payments can be a complex process. There are portions disbursed on both the federal and state level. Determining eligibility as well as how much money you’ll receive involves filling out forms and providing essential information. This is a process that should be performed by an attorney who has your best interests in mind.

At Krug & Zupke, P.C. we help individuals who have been denied SSD benefits get the compensation they deserve. Call us at 651-645-7746 for a free initial consultation or visit our social security disability page for more information.