Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a vital assistance program that works under the umbrella of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide financial aid to disabled, blind, and elderly Americans and legal residents with limited income and resources. In the state of California, the SSI initiative is delivered to over 1.2 million SSI recipients that fall within what the SSA considers a qualifying disability.
To claim SSI benefits, an individual must have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, which can be established through medical evidence such as doctor’s reports, laboratory tests, and imaging studies. The duration of the person’s situation must be expected to last 12 months or more, and it must prevent them to engage in a Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). Due to their impairment, the individual must also be unable to adjust to any other work that exists in the national economy, considering factors such as age, education, and work experience.
You’ll Get a Second SSI Payment in September: Here’s the Reason
The beneficiaries already received their first SSI benefits payment on September 1, as that is the way the SSA has determined that the resources are distributed. Thus, on the first day of each month the paper check or the bank deposit will arrive, but, in the month of September 2023, you will receive a second payment on the 29th.
But wait, there’s a trick here: throughout the year, you are going to receive a total of 12 payments, one per month, so it may seem confusing if you are going to receive two payments in the month of September. The second payment/check will be on September 29th, and it’s not extra money, no, sorry.
Why You’ll Get No Payments in October 2023
This is because October 1, which is the day on which the payment is due for that month, falls on a Sunday, so the SSA moves that payment to the nearest previous business day: that day is September 29.
With all this, you are already going to infer that you are not going to receive any payment in the month of October. You can expect the next payment on Wednesday, November 1st, and the last payment of the year will be on Friday, December 1st.
Remember that, if you recently reported changes in your living situation, income, or other factors that affect your SSI eligibility, the SSA may need time to recalculate your benefit amount. As a result, you might receive one payment based on the previous information and another payment reflecting the updated details. Always keep your data updated.