Millions of disability retirees in the United States are set to receive their Social Security check on April 3rd. However, according to a report by Tododisca on March 29, 2023, only those who meet a specific requirement will be eligible to cash their check. Pensioners with disabilities, old-age pensioners, spouses, and widows and widowers are among those who can receive this benefit if they started collecting before 1997.
The requirement Is not related to age or date of birth. Payments are made equally to all retirees, regardless of the amount they receive. Retirees who started collecting benefits before 1997 will receive their check on April 3rd, without having to wait for the second, third, or fourth week of the month.
It’s difficult to increase a Social Security payment if one is already receiving it, especially if it was applied for before 1997. However, delaying retirement and working for 35 years with a good salary can increase future payments.
Additionally, users with disabilities can claim Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which pays up to $914 per month for those most in need, according to the SSA. Eligibility for SSI can be checked through the Best Tool.
The Social Security Administration sends disability and other types of users SSI on the 1st of each month, with exceptions.
The April 3rd check is a one-time benefit for retirees who meet the requirement of starting their benefits before 1997.