Certain Social Security claimants may receive two benefit payments in September due to a mistake in the payment schedule, which is an unusual but essential occurrence.
“Double the Benefits: Social Security Recipients to Get Two Payments in September”
Some Social Security claimants may receive two benefit payments in September, which is an unusual development. This extra payment was necessary because of a glitch in the payment schedule, not because of an error. This has happened twice already this year. On the first and last days of September, the Social Security Administration will be issuing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, which are given to people 65 years of age or older who meet specific income requirements, as well as adults and children with qualifying disabilities or blindness.
This implies that SSI participants will continue to get their full benefits. However, they will receive two payments in September and none in October instead of the customary monthly payment. This unusual payment plan is a brief deviation from the typical schedule.
Depending on the kind of benefit and the recipient’s date of birth, Social Security payments are made at different times. The second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of every month are often when recipients of Social Security retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits get their payments. Contrarily, SSI payments are often given out on the first of the month, barring weekends or federal holidays.
“Important Changes to SSI Payment Schedule: What Recipients Need to Know”
SSI benefits are paid on the preceding business day in the event of a federal holiday or weekend; the regular payment schedule resumes the following month. Due to the fact that October 1 comes on a Sunday this year, recipients will additionally receive their monthly payments on September 29 in addition to their regular installments.
This year’s scheduling calamity is not the first of its kind. SSI recipients also got two payments in March and June, and they’ll get another one in December. As a result, there won’t be any payments made in January 2024. It’s crucial to remember that recipients of Social Security and SSI benefits, as well as those who applied for benefits prior to May 1997, normally receive their monthly payments on the third and their monthly benefits on the first of the month, respectively.
It is advised to wait three working days before contacting the Social Security Administration if you do not get your payment when expected. However, you can initially verify the date of your payments by looking at the calendar for 2023 or looking in the “Benefits and Payments” area of your Social Security online account.