A NEW month begins tomorrow, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will start it off with a payment.
Recipients can expect to receive benefits worth up to $ 841 per person.
SSI benefits are traditionally paid on the first of every month.
Since there is no holiday impacting the payment schedule in April, this month’s SSI benefits are set to be given out on Friday, April 1.
The maximum payment per individual is $ 841 per month, but the average SSI payment is about $ 621 this year.
The May payments will instead be given out on April 29 due to May 1 falling on a weekend.
This means claimants can get up to $ 1,682 in total in April, but they won’t get a payment in May.
While the schedule is only impacted by a couple of days, you’ll want to keep the change in mind.
If you don’t receive your payment as expected, contact or visit your local SSA office.
Should your local office be closed at the time of your visit, you can call the SSA’s toll-free at 1–800–772–1213.
Who is eligible for SSI?
SSI aims to help those over 65, blind and disabled people and people who have little or no income.
To meet the requirements, individuals can’t have more than $ 2,000 in assets, while couples can have up to $ 3,000.
Yet, the SSA will exempt certain assets and some of them include the following:
- Life insurance policies with a face value of $ 1,500 or less
- Your car (this is on a case-by-case basis)
- Burial plots for you and immediate family members
- Up to $ 1,500 in burial funds for you and up to $ 1,500 in burial funds for your spouse
- The home and land where you live
You can apply for SSI benefits online or by phone.
If you would like to apply at your local SSA office, you will need to make an appointment.
Once you have applied, you will need to wait for the SSA office to review your application and make a final decision.
While you are waiting, you can check the status of your SSI application online using your “my Social Security account”.
SSI payment schedule for each month in 2022
As noted, SSI payments are paid on the first of every month unless impacted by a holiday.
The 2022 payment schedule for SSI is as follows:
- February 1
- March 1
- April 1
- April 29
- June 1
- July 1
- August 1
- September 1
- September 30
- November 1
- December 1
- December 30
Along with SSI payment dates, The Sun reveals if you can claim both Social Security and SSDI benefits.
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