SSI means Supplemental Security Income. Millions of Americans have low incomes in retirement or when a disability develops. That’s why there are federal payments to support them when they need it most.
Once you qualify, you can get 12 SSI checks per year. That’s one a month. There are also maximum amounts, but you can get less money if you have other income or sources of income.
Not all people with disabilities are eligible for SSDI Benefits, so SSI is a great alternative. Some may even get both. Retired adults can also receive both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.
WHEN IS THE NEXT SSI PAYMENT FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE?
The Social Security Administration announced that the next SSI payment will be made on February 1, 2024. Note that these beneficiaries did not receive their last check in January.
For your info, Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries received their last check on December 29, 2023. So they have not received any money since last year. True, it was only 3 days in advance.
The reason the Social Security Administration scheduled the latter SSI payment in December it’s because of a holiday. SSA never sends payments on New Year’s Day.
As all banks are closed on this holiday, SSA prefers to send the money the previous business day. Getting your money up front can be a negative if you are not good at managing expenses and budgets.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR SSI PAYMENTS WORTH UP TO $943?
First of all, make sure you meet all the requirements. Low income is a must. Furthermore, SSI is only for seniors 65 or older, people with disabilities, and people who are blind.
To start your application, you will need to answer a few questions about SSA. Personal information such as social security number, full name, date of birth and mailing address will be essential.
While you don’t have to give them an email address, you should give them your phone number. If you want to apply for someone else because they asked you to, you’ll have to give SSA your personal and contact details too.
After completing this 5 minute process, you will be required to attend an interview. A SocialSecurity representative will then complete the application. After 7 days you can get your appointment date if you start applying from