SSI Rates

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Effective January 1, 2017, SSI Rates are established as follows:

Household of Another  $490.00  $ 9.33* $499.33
Sharing/Independent $735.00 $14.00* $749.00
Personal Care/AFC $735.00 $157.50 $892.50
COUPLE-House of Another $735.34 $13.96* $749.30
COUPLE-Independent $1,103.00 $21.00* $1,124.00

*The payment of the state supplement to SSI is sent on a quarterly basis, by either a paper check or via direct deposit, from the Michigan government to recipients at the “Household of Another” and the “Sharing/Independent” rates. Benefit payment checks (or direct deposits) are forwarded during the months of: March, June, September and December.  For persons receiving only an SSI supplement amount due to the presence of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and/or earned income, the state supplement will not be paid.  Affected individuals must apply separately for Medicaid at a local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) office.

  1. The “personal needs income” or “incidental needs allowance” for 2017 remains at $44.00 per month for Adult Foster Care recipients (Personal Care). The monthly AFC payment for 2017 is $848.50.  The SSI personal allowance for residents of a nursing home is $30 federal and $7 state for total of $37.00.
  2. NOTE: The cost-of-living (“C.O.L.A.”) increase with either SSI or SSDI benefits 0.3% for 2017.
  3. There is an additional State Medicaid Personal Care Supplement check that is paid directly to providers of Adult Foster Care. The amount for 2017 is $218.92 (eff. 10/1/16) per month per resident.
  4. For concurrent recipients of SSI and SSDI (old age, survivors, widows, disability, and disabled adult child) benefits, the total of the two checks is $20.00 more than SSI alone for the specific living situation.
  5. Most Medicare “Part B” recipients (i.e., single persons with annual incomes below $85,000, and married filing jointly below $170,000) will see their 2017 monthly premium increase from $104.90 to $109.00.  For enrollees who began Part B on or after 1/1/2016 and for those starting in 2017, the Part B monthly premium increases from $121.80 to $134.00.  If the state of Michigan pays the Part B premium due to your eligibility for Medicaid, the state will have to pay the $134.00.  As always, persons with higher incomes will pay a significantly higher premium.
  6. The SSDI Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) work earnings ceiling for 2017 is increased to $1,170.00 ($1,950.00 if recipient is blind).  The Trial Work Period threshold for 2017 is now at $840.00.
  7. The 2017 SSI asset limits remain at $2,000.00 for an individual and $3,000.00 for a couple.