In August and September Ssi Beneficiaries Will Receive Up to $1,371 in Payments.The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment for August 2023 is on its way to provide crucial assistance to eligible individuals with qualifying disabilities or injuries. While the average monthly SSI payment is around $550, qualified beneficiaries can receive a maximum monthly benefit of $914 for individuals and up to $1,371 for qualifying couples.
In August and September Ssi Beneficiaries Will Receive Up to $1,371 in Payments
Eligibility for SSI involves meeting specific criteria, including income and resources limits, and having a qualifying disability or injury. To qualify, applicants must have a disabling condition that prevents them from engaging in substantial gainful activity for at least 12 months or is life-threatening. Additionally, the value of the applicant’s assets, known as resources, is considered, excluding certain assets like the primary residence and one vehicle. Moreover, SSI benefits are only available to U.S. citizens or certain eligible non-citizens.
July and August 2023 SSI Payment Schedule
For July, the last round of payments will be sent out on July 26, catering to beneficiaries whose birthdays fall after the 20th of their birth month, corresponding to the fourth Wednesday of the month.
The SSI payment schedule for August begins on the 1st, with payments appearing in beneficiaries’ accounts. On the 3rd of August, recipients who reside outside the U.S., receive both SSI and Social Security benefits, live in states covering Medicare premiums, and applied for Social Security benefits before 1997 will receive their payments.
The payment distribution continues on August 9, benefitting individuals born between the 1st and the 10th of the month, and on August 16 for those born between the 11th and 20th. Finally, on August 23, payments will be sent to those with birthdays after the 20th.
Other SSI Payment Dates in August 2023
The schedule for the rest of the year follows a strict pattern, with Social Security retirement benefits provided on the third day of the month for individuals living abroad, receiving SSI, having state-covered Medicare premiums, or filing for benefits before 1997.
For individuals born between the 1st and 10th, their payment is expected on the second Wednesday of each month, while those born between the 11th and 20th receive their payment on the third Wednesday. Individuals with birthdays after the 20th can expect their payment on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Looking Ahead to September 2023
In September 2023, beneficiaries can expect two SSI payments. The first payment will be made on September 1st, and a second payment will be sent on September 29, as October 1st is a Sunday. By regulation, the payment is advanced to the previous working day, which is September 29.
It’s crucial to remember that no payments will be issued in October, and the next scheduled payment is on November 1st. If there are delays in receiving the payment, beneficiaries should wait for three extra mailing days before contacting the Social Security Administration. Most payments are processed through direct deposit, but timing may vary depending on the recipient’s bank.