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SSI: When will I get my SSI check?

SSI, also known as Supplemental Security Income, will be sent this year with the additional 5.9% COLA increase.

cash spread out in a pile representing SSI payments

Those collecting SSI were actually the first to receive the larger checks.

SSI recipients saw their first check in Dec.

5.3 million people receive these benefits through the Social Security Administration.

This specific program gives qualifying seniors and disabled individuals basic income.


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When do I get my SSI payment and what can impact it?

SSI payments are sent on the first of every month unless there’s a holiday that day.

In Jan., the first is always considered a holiday so the checks are sent on the prior business day in Dec.

This year it was made Dec. 30, 2021 for the payments that were meant for Jan. 2022.

If you get Social Security in addition to SSI, you’ll see payments on the third of the month.

This year for the months of April and July, they’ll be sent on the first for those with Social Security. This is because the first falls on a weekend those months.

How much will I get in SSI benefits?

Most people that get SSI are between the ages of 18 and 64.

Their average payments are around $617 each month for 2022.

This age group makes up 56% of recipients, while just under 30% are 65 and older.

The rest are under age 18.

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Which minors can receive SSI?

Children and teens that get SSI benefits get them when they’re disabled in low income households.

The benefits help parents with the costs of medical needs.

The average payment for minors is $687.

Some states send their own payments in addition to the SSI benefits from the SSA, while others do not.

States that send their own SSI payment

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • New Hampshire
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming


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States that do not send an additional payment

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Seniors usually receive the lowest amount per month. The payment is normally in addition to Social Security payments, which will lower it.

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