Recipients of the Supplemental Security Income program will receive their checks, worth up to $914 for individual filers, in nine days.
The payment, which will be sent out on June 1, is the first of two checks in June. The second comes on June 30 because July 1 will be on a weekend. There is some variation in the amount of money each group receives, and individual filers, joint filers, and essential persons each get different amounts.
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Individual filers each receive $914 every month, eligible couples receive $1,371, and essential persons, who live with people receiving SSI payments and provide them with necessary care, get a monthly payment of $458, according to the Social Security Administration.
SSI payments are separate from regular Social Security benefits that go to retirees. SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with blindness or another disability and limited income. To qualify for SSI, a person has to be over 65, be totally or partially blind, or have a “physical or mental condition(s) that very seriously limits their daily activities for a period of 12 months or more or may be expected to result in death.”
Although the payments are often disbursed on the first of each month, there are exceptions for when the first falls on a weekend or a holiday. In those cases, the SSA sends its monthly SSI checks on the last business day before the month begins.
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The adjusted schedule means beneficiaries still receive 12 checks per year, even though some months receive two checks and some receive none. There are four months in which two payments will be delivered in the same month this year: March, June, September, and December. This is because the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday in April, July, and October. Jan. 1 is always a holiday.
SSI payments were first issued by the SSA in January 1974, and payment rates have increased for cost-of-living adjustments since 1975, according to the agency.