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SSI Double Payment: Social Security checks for $943 and $4,873 coming in April

On April 1st, a dual disbursement of Social Security payments is slated for mailing to both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries and retired workers who applied for benefits prior to May 1997. Individual SSI recipients can expect monthly checks totaling $943, while eligible retired workers are due to receive $4,873.

Social Security Payments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) annually publishes a schedule to inform all beneficiaries of confirmed payments throughout the year. However, deciphering the schedule can be perplexing for many recipients due to varying payments tied to different Social Security benefit programs and delivery methods based on birth dates. Thus, beneficiaries are advised to stay abreast of the Social Security Benefit Payments schedule to effectively manage their financial budgets and cover essential expenses.

How does the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) schedule operate? Unlike the retirement program, SSI benefits are disbursed on the first of each month, regardless of the beneficiary’s birth date. Exceptions occur if the 1st falls on a weekend, in which case payments are issued on the preceding Friday.

Furthermore, SSI program eligibility is categorized by filing status: individual, joint, or with an essential person. Individuals can receive up to $943, couples up to $1,415, and those residing with an “essential person” may receive an additional $472 monthly. The designation of “essential person” is exclusive to SSI beneficiaries.

Here’s the confirmed Social Security payment schedule for April:

  • SSI benefits: April 1st (Monday)
  • Retirement benefits (Retirees who applied before May 1997): April 3rd (Wednesday)
  • Retirement and SSDI benefits: 2nd Wednesday (April 10th), 3rd Wednesday (April 17th), 4th Wednesday (April 24th), categorized by birth date ranges.

Beneficiaries are reminded to allow at least three mailing days after the scheduled date before contacting the SSA if payments have not been received.

For SSI recipients, eligibility often extends to state and federal benefits such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which respectively aid with medical and food expenses. These benefits do not affect SSI payments. Additional state-offered assistance programs may include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and rent refunds.

Moreover, individuals under 26 at the onset of disability can utilize an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account to save for disability-related expenses. The initial $100,000 in an ABLE account does not count toward the SSI resource cap.

For those interested in employment while receiving SSI benefits, the Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) offers free online webinars tailored to individuals aged 18 to 64 receiving Social Security disability benefits. These sessions provide insights into how the Ticket to Work program can facilitate financial independence. WISE webinars are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. To register, visit the official website.

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