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Double Payments Ahead: How the Calendar Affects SSI Payments

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive their second $914 check of 2023 in just one week. The payments will be distributed on February 1, more than a month after beneficiaries received their last payments on December 30. SSI beneficiaries usually receive checks on the first of the month, but some months are different due to holidays or weekends, according to a report by The US Sun on January 27, 2023.

This year’s SSI payments are worth $914, an increase from last year due to a cost-of-living adjustment of 8.7 percent. In addition, 33 states supplement SSI benefits, pushing the benefit even higher for millions of Americans.

It is important to note that SSI beneficiaries still received their January payment; it was just delivered earlier. January 1, 2023, payment was scheduled to hit on the nearest business day, which was December 30, 2022, due to it falling on a Sunday. Recipients should expect double payments in March, June, September, and December due to calendar issues, based on a report by CNET on January 22, 2023.

The SSI program provides financial support to people who are 65 or older, blind or disabled adults, and blind or disabled children. Eligibility and payment amounts vary; some states also add money to the federal SSI payment, with varying amounts by state.

You must be a US citizen, US national, or some other noncitizen to be eligible for SSI. You must also live in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands. Children of military parents deployed to permanent service outside the US and some students temporarily overseas who may receive SSI payments outside the US are exceptions.

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