Every month, millions of Social Security Program recipients receive payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Retired workers and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients make up the majority of these beneficiaries. In June, SSI recipients across 33 American states will see a boost in their monthly checks thanks to complementary payments.
So, what are complementary payments? According to an article in Just Money, these are state income supplements that are determined by state entities and sent as a fixed extra each month. These payments are intended to benefit low-income beneficiaries and care providers by complementing federal payments. As these supplements are administered by state entities, the amount varies depending on the recipient’s location. For instance, in New York, the supplemental payment stands at an additional $87, while in Alabama, it is approximately $120.
Are you curious to know which states will increase Social Security benefits in June 2023? The following states will increase checks for SSI recipients due to supplemental payments: Alabama, Alaska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Other states that have the supplemental payments include California, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington DC. However, in these states, the complementary extra is administered by the same SSA.
In conclusion, the Social Security Program provides a safety net for retirees and those with disabilities who are unable to work. The extra income provided by complementary payments goes a long way in supporting low-income beneficiaries and their families. The enhanced payments serve as a significant relief for beneficiaries, especially in a time of economic uncertainty.