If you are receiving a small amount in Social Security benefits, you may also qualify for SSI. The maximum federal SSI payment for an individual is $710 per month and for a couple is $1,066 per month; however, some states will supplement the federal SSI payment. In general, the amount of SSI benefits you receive will be based on the amount of income you earn. If your countable income is over the allowable limit, you cannot receive SSI benefits; however, some of your income may not be considered “countable income” for the SSI program.