Every month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reliably sends out Social Security checks and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, along with distributing disability and survivor benefits. These are the data to take into account in order to know whether you are entitled to this second payment in June or not.
Right now, the SSA is gearing up to send out benefits for June, and a unique occurrence is happening. Certain beneficiaries will receive not one, but two Social Security payments next month. Let’s delve into who qualifies, the payment amounts, the dates they’ll be sent, and why sometimes a bonus payment is issued.
Getting twice the Social Security benefits in June: Are you eligible?
June is going to bring a pleasant surprise for some recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). They will receive not one, but two payments. This isn’t an error but a quirk of the distribution schedule, which sometimes leads to beneficiaries receiving two checks in one month, followed by a dry spell with no check in the next.
Ordinarily, SSI payments are dispatched on the first day of each month.
But here’s the interesting part: if the first day of a month happens to be a weekend, the SSA sends out the payment a little early, before the end of the previous month. So, if the first of a month falls on a Saturday or Sunday, your check is sent on the last Friday of the preceding month. This is precisely what’s happening this June, which explains the double payment.
Will you get an extra SSI payment in June?
On average, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments hover around $650 per month. The maximum benefit you could receive is $914 per month as an individual, or $1,371 per month if both you and your spouse qualify for the program.
In June, the regular SSI payment will be issued on the first day of the month. However, because July 1st falls on a Saturday, an additional payment for July will be sent out early, on June 30th. This means that SSI recipients will enjoy two payments in June, but should not expect any in July. This pattern will recur in September and December 2023.
So mark your calendar for the double-payment months of June, September, and December if you’re an SSI recipient. These are the months when you can look forward to a little extra from the Social Security Administration.
It is actually possible that Social Security beneficiaries get two payments in one month, but how?
The SSA periodically adjusts the payment dates for beneficiaries. In some cases, these changes may result in two payments being issued within a single month, especially if the adjustment is made close to the regular payment date.
Occasionally, there may be delays in processing and disbursing Social Security payments. If a beneficiary’s payment is delayed for some reason and then eventually issued, it could align with the regular monthly payment, leading to two payments in one month. This is, in fact, very rare. Social Security beneficiaries typically receive their payments once a month on a designated payment date. But, like the case of June 2023, they will get two payments: the second one corresponds to the July 2023 payment.
If you have any specific concerns or questions about your Social Security benefits, it’s advisable to contact the Social Security Administration directly for personalized information and guidance.