Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a means-tested program providing monthly cash payments to children and adults with disabilities. It is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). For calendar year 2019, the SSI program pays a maximum monthly federal benefit rate (FBR) of $771. At their option, 32 states pay an additional SSI state supplement.
In 41 states and the District of Columbia, an individual who receives SSI is automatically eligible for Medicaid. In the remaining nine states, known as section 209(b) states, Medicaid for SSI recipients is subject to state-specific eligibility criteria. The nine 209(b) states are: Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Virginia.