Social Security Payments: The Social Security Administration provides monthly payments to retirees, disabled people, and their surviving family members.
Who is eligible for multiple benefits?
Each month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) disburses approximately 72 million transactions to recipients. These consist of identification cards given to disabled and departed employees, as well as their survivors. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are also provided to children and low-income individuals who are disabled or blind.
It is legally impossible for a beneficiary to simultaneously receive old age benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Upon attaining complete retirement age, the latter benefits are converted to retirement benefits. Nonetheless, it may be possible to concurrently collect SSI benefits and Social Security Old-Age or SSDI benefits if you satisfy the stringent financial requirements.
Social Security Payments: Who is Eligible?
The SSA declared in October the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which will increase benefits by 3.2% over the prior year’s amount in 2024. The monthly payment increase became effective with the January installments of the current year. SSI beneficiaries were the initial group to observe the 2024 COLA manifested in their payments, which were issued on December 29, 2023.
Individuals are now eligible for maximum monthly SSI benefits of $934, while couples are now eligible for $1,415 in 2024. The typical Social Security benefit for retired people rose to $1,907. If beneficiaries meet the eligibility criteria for both payments, the Social Security payment will deduct the amount of their Supplemental Security Income, less $20.
When are payments for Social Security and SSI transmitted?
The Social Security Administration disburses benefit payments to retired workers on Wednesdays, according to their date of birth. They mail the payment to individuals born between the 1st and 10th of each month on the second. Those born between the 11th and the 20th on the third Wednesday of the month, and those born between the 21st and the 31st on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
The previous scheme excluded retired workers who commenced benefit claims prior to May 1997. Instead, they and those who receive both Social Security and SSI benefits receive their monthly payments on the third. The Administration makes payments to SSI recipients on the first of every month.
The first and third of every month may occur on holidays or weekends. In such a scenario, we advance the payment to the earliest possible business day preceding the initial or third day of the given month.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application process.
Disability-eligible adults may initiate the SSI application procedure online. Under 18 with a disability and over 65 without a disability cannot submit their SSI applications online. You will concurrently submit an application for Social Security benefits when you register for SSI.
Individuals aged 65 and older and those under 18 with a disability must schedule an appointment with their local Social Security office. You can schedule appointments online or by contacting 1-800-772-1213 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.