Millions of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive a second monthly payment in the month of December in just over three weeks.
The second payment will be made in 19 days, on December 29, four weeks after the first check was issued on December 1.
There are two payments that will be sent to beneficiaries during the month of December due to a programming error that occurs several times a year.
The thing is that the beneficiaries always receive two checks in December because January 1 is a holiday, but in other months of 2023 as well double payments were made in some months because the first of the following month fell on a weekend or holiday.
SSI benefits must be given to beneficiaries on the first day of the month.
Therefore, when the first day of a month falls on a weekend or holiday, the Social Security Administration sends SSI checks the previous business day to ensure that beneficiaries receive their check on time.
In the end, beneficiaries continue to receive only 12 checks a year, one for each month. Due to this rule, payments will not be sent in January.
Payment amounts to recipients depend on how they file their taxes.
If you do it individually, the payment is $914 per month.
For couples who file their taxes jointly, the payments are $1,371.
Essential people, who live with someone who receives SSI and provide necessary care, receive a monthly payment of $458.
To qualify for payments, recipients must be at least 65 years old and meet certain financial requirements.
Some people under age 65 may qualify for the payments, including children, if they are at least partially blind or have a physical or mental disability that severely limits their daily activities for at least a year.
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