How to Transfer Disability Benefits to Another State (4 Easy Steps)

Don’t risk losing your disability benefits when moving. Our simple guide shows you how to transfer SSDI and SSI benefits to another state with ease.

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If you’re planning on moving to a different state while receiving disability benefits, it’s important to know that you can transfer your benefits to your new location. However, you’ll need to take some specific steps to ensure a smooth transition. In this blog post, we’ll outline four easy steps to help you transfer your disability benefits to another state. By following these steps, you can ensure that your benefits continue uninterrupted and that you have access to the support you need.

Does Disability Transfer from State to State?

Yes! The good news is that many disability benefits programs will transfer from state to state as long as you continue to meet the eligibility requirements. However, this can vary depending on the specific program and the state you’re moving to.

Do You Have to Re-Apply for Disability If You Move to Another State?

No, you do not have to re-apply for disability benefits if you move to a different state. However, it’s important to notify the Social Security Administration of your move and provide them with your new address. This will ensure that your benefits continue uninterrupted and that any necessary changes to your eligibility are addressed.

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Can I Transfer My SSDI to Another State?

Yes, you can transfer your SSDI to another state. You must notify the Social Security Administration as soon as you can of your change of address.

Additionally, it’s important to research the specific requirements for your disability benefits program and the state you’re moving to so that you know what to expect and can take any necessary steps to ensure that your benefits continue.

Will My SSDI Change If I Move to Another State?

Your SSDI benefits amount will stay the same no matter which state you live in. This is because you have paid into the SSDI benefits via your FICA taxes from your time spent earning work credits throughout your lifetime.

It’s important to note, however, that the cost of living in different states can vary, which may impact your overall financial situation.

Can I Transfer My Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to Another State?

Yes, if you’re receiving SSI benefits and you’re planning on moving to another state, you can transfer your benefits to your new location.

To transfer your benefits, you’ll need to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your change of address within 10 days of moving to the new state. This will ensure that your benefits continue uninterrupted and that any necessary changes to your eligibility are addressed. Additionally, it’s important to research the specific requirements for your disability benefits program and the state you’re moving to so that you know what to expect and can take any necessary steps to ensure that your benefits continue. By following the proper procedures, you can transfer your SSI benefits to another state and continue to receive the support you need.

Will My SSI Change If I Move to Another State?

It is possible that the amount of your Supplemental Security Income may differ if you move into or out of a state that only pays a state supplement if you are currently living in a nursing home or other medical facility. Additionally, moving may be able to net you more SSI funds if you move to a state that has a state-supplemental amount on your SSI check every month. Conversely, if you move to a state that is listed below that does not provide a supplemental state amount of SSI funds, you may have a reduced check.

How to Transfer Disability Benefits to Another State

  1. Report a Change of Address with Social Security
    • You can utilize the ways below to contact Social Security and report your change of address.
  2. Report Income Changes to Social Security
    • You must report all income changes to the Social Security Administration because you may become eligible or become ineligible for different disability programs based upon your income amount.
  3. Report Changes in Living Arrangements to Social Security
    • Living with other people can affect SSI benefits. The SSA can also penalize you if you do not report your changes in living arrangements to Social Security. Say you go from paying for your own food and your own apartment then you decide to move in with a family member or friend- you would no longer just be paying for your own rent and other housing needs, you would have the opportunity to split these costs with your friend or family member.
  4. Know Which States Do Not Pay SSI State Supplements
    • The following states do NOT provide a Social Security Income supplemental state portion:
      • Arizona
      • Mississippi
      • North Dakota
      • West Virginia
    • Additionally, some states in the United States only pay a state supplement to your SSI benefits if you are residing in a nursing home or other rehabilitative medical center full-time.

Do I Need to Notify Social Security If I Move to Another State?

Regardless of whether you receive SSDI or SSI benefits, it’s essential to inform the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you move to another state. Both programs have specific requirements for reporting a change of address, which must be followed to avoid any issues with your benefits. SSDI recipients must report their move immediately to the SSA, while SSI recipients have up to 10 days after their move to report their change of address. Failing to notify the SSA of your move could result in delayed or interrupted payments, or even the loss of your benefits altogether. By promptly reporting your change of address, you can help ensure that your disability benefits continue seamlessly in your new state of residence.

How to Notify Social Security When You Move

Online: You can login to your account on My Social Security and you can report a change of address in your “contract information” section.

Phone: You can call the Social Security Administration and report your move at +1 800-772-1213.

Need Help Transferring Disability Benefits to Another State? Call Us!

If you have questions about transferring your Social Security benefits to another state, don’t hesitate to seek help from experienced disability attorneys. At Evans Disability, our knowledgeable attorneys are here to assist you with all aspects of your disability benefits, including transferring them to a new state. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and help you understand your options. Call us today at (855) 360-1010 to schedule your consultation and get the answers you need.

Transfer Social Security to Another State FAQ

Can You Transfer Disability to Another State?

Yes, you can transfer your disability benefits to another state when you move.

Do Social Security Benefits Change from State to State?

Yes, it is possible that your Social Security benefits change from state to state depending on the type of disability that you receive and which state you are moving from and to. This is because some states add on additional state supplements to your benefits and then your Social Security payment is recalculated.

Will I Lose My Social Security Benefits If I Move to Another State?

It is unlikely that you will lose your Social Security benefits. You will not lose your Social Security Benefits if you move to a different state as long as you update the Social Security Administration of your move, of any income changes, and any household changes. However, if there is a drastic change of your income, your housing situation, or if another state allows you to work again, it is possible that you may encounter a reduced amount of Social Security benefits, or if moving makes it so that you are not disabled, then you may lose your benefits all together as you would be able to work again.