December will have 6 Social Security payments: check the full list

Not all months have the same number Social security payments. Although some beneficiaries usually get theirs checking on the same day, others collect it each time in a different one.

Therefore, it is important to pay special attention to the December payments. Social security announced that there will be 6 payments instead of 5. So some beneficiaries will get more money and more checks than others in December.

In truth, there will be payments for these Americans in Supplemental Security Income, those in retirement and Social security for disability. So, for SSI recipients, retirees, and SSDI beneficiaries.

When will Social Security send the December payments?

The days when Social security pays benefits will be December 1 (2 checks on the same day), December 13, 20, 27 and 29. For more details on beneficiaries and eligibility, see the full list of December Social Security payments below.

Important dates for Social Security, SSDI, and SSI retirement payments
Important dates for Social Security, SSDI, and SSI retirement payments

Do not forget that to collect any SSA payments you must have applied for benefits first. Therefore, you can be eligible only if the administration approves your application. The December payment schedule is:

  • SSI payments: December 1st and December 29th
  • Pension payments for retirees receiving benefits before May 1997: 1 December
  • Retirement or SSDI payment if your date of birth is 1 to 10: December 13
  • Retirement or SSDI payment if your date of birth is between 11 and 20: December 20
  • Retirement or SSDI payment if your date of birth is 21 to 31: December 27

SSI (Supplemental Security Income) recipients will be the first to receive payment. They will also be the last to redeem another payment. In this case, the last payment is from the month of January. Social Security sends it in advance, on the previous business day when payments are on a holiday.

Are all social security equal in December?

The sums of Social Security Retirement, SSDIor SSI payments are different. Even if you only have Supplemental Security Income, the payment on December 1st and the payment on December 29th will not be the same.

This is because December 1st SSI the check does not include COLA for 2024. So while you can only get up to $914 in 2023, the maximum amount will be $943 for 2024 and the December 29th SSI check.

SSDI recipients will receive a payment of up to $3,627, but average payments are worth $1,486. Retirees may also have different amounts because they may have had different incomes, different years of work and may not have retired at the same age.

Therefore, retired workers received an average of $1,841 in payments. The biggest Social security the check is $4,555 in 2023 at age 70. If you filed at age 62, it could be up to $2,572 or $3,627 at full retirement age.

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