The new SSI federal base amount is $750 per month for an individual and $1,125 per month for a couple. The SSI payment amounts are higher in states that pay a supplementary SSI payment.
While exact Social Security retirement and disability benefit amounts depend on the lifetime earnings of the recipient, here are the average benefit amounts anticipated for 2018:
•average retirement benefit: $1,404
•average disability benefit: $1,197
•average surviving spouse benefit: $1,336.
The maximum Social Security retirement benefit that can be collected at full retirement age is $2,788 per month in 2018, though few people are able to collect this amount.
Note that, for some Social Security recipients, the 2% increase may be partially offset by increases in Medicare Part B premiums.