$250 Stimulus Check in 2011 for SSI Recipients

by Lance

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SSI recipients are asking the question – Will there be another $250 stimulus check in 2011?

The government has not said anything about a $250 stimulus check for SSI recipients at this point in time. In 2009 however, SSI recipients were mailed a $250 check, so there is a precedent.

In late 2009, President Obama suggested sending another $250 check in for 2010 which never happened. The cost of living increase for SSI is zero in 2011, so it is not unfeasible that the idea of a stimulus check could arise again.

Will there be a $250 stimulus check in 2013 for SSI recipients?

SSI cost-of-living increase for 2011

The will be no cost of living increase for SSI recipients in 2011. According to the government, inflation is close to zero so no SSI raise will be given.

Should I count on receiving a $250 stimulus check

No – the government hasn’t said a word, which means there is a good chance there will be no check forthcoming.

History of stimulus checks for SSI recipients

2009 - Government paid out a $250 stimulus check to all SSI recipients as part of the general stimulus package of 2008.

2010 - SSI cost-of-living increase was 0%. Since inflation was close to zero – no need for a cost-of-living increase. Another check for $250 was proposed by President Obama in Fall of 2009, but it was never sent.

The potential 2010 SSI $250 check was voted down by the Senate.

SSI information

SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income.

SSI government information

If you wish to look at the SSA (Social Security Administration) website then please go to

  • www.ssa.gov for the main SSA page.
  • www.ssa.gov/ssi/ for the SSI section.
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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vic Ladd

I’m lost I do live in the USA, where the price of almost every tangible item has risen 30% or more the past few years? Our politicians say there is no inflation? I’m inclined to believe my check book and wallet which says, “liar liar pants on fire” to the. Make me wonder if a “joint” session of congress implies smoking whacky weed to escape the real world?

2 Chery Hogan

Where did they come up with there was no cost of living increases. Who pays their bills for them? I pay twice as much for food as last year, my utilities have went up, and the cost of my medication is getting outragous. I would really like to see anyone of the people in the congress, or senate try to live on what my husband and I live on. They need people in there that know how to budget. I am getting very good at making ends meet by shuffling things around. But that still doesn’t leave any money left for my husband and I to enjoy a night out together. Don’t tell me to file for state assistance. They want 2/3 of my disability check to get 16 dollars in food stamps and a medical card. If I did that. How would I live?

3 kelly

2011 stimuls for SSI was approved now its May 12 2011 when will it come

4 elizabeth boyd

sure can use some extra help in our family,homeless draw 140 for 2 people for a month of groceries and christmas dinner.getting really bad….

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