Not all disability benefit payments have been issued yet to beneficiaries across the United States. Even though recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) received up to $914 on June 30th, and some of those on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) got up to $3,627 on July 3rd, there are still three payments pending.
Usually, Social Security dispatches five payments each month. On occasion, however, only four payments might be issued in a month since the SSI payment is sometimes released early. This adjustment is done to avoid delivering disability benefits over the weekend or during a holiday. You can find more about SSI in the following paragraphs.
July 2023 SSI and SSDI Payment Schedule Key Dates, Average Payouts, and Supplemental Assistance Options
Take the July 1 SSI payment as an example; it was issued a day early on June 30 because July 1 fell on a Sunday. Also, it’s worth noting that those who applied for Social Security disability benefits after May 1997 will receive their funds on three separate dates. For those individuals whose birthdays fall between the 1st and the 10th of the month, their disability benefits will be distributed on July 12, 2023.
As per usual, they can collect their monthly checks on the second Wednesday of the month. While the maximum amount that SSDI recipients can receive is $3,627, most people receive less than half of that amount, averaging around $1,483. If this is your first time receiving disability benefits, please allow up to three days for your check to arrive. Delays can occur in processing payments, so the Social Security Administration advises SSDI recipients to wait for three mailing days before making inquiries about delayed payments.
After the July 12 disability benefit payment, there will be two more payments left for the month. The next payment will be issued on July 19, specifically for those SSDI recipients whose birthdays are between the 11th and 20th of the month. The final July payment will be made on July 26 for recipients with birthdays from the 21st to the 31st of the month. Consequently, July 26 marks the last day that SSDI recipients can collect their disability benefits for the month. The maximum amount for both the July 19 and July 26 payments remains the same, at $3,627.
It’s also worth noting that besides SSDI, some beneficiaries may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You might also want to consider applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides financial assistance for purchasing healthy food.
Could I apply for SNAP benefits if I have SSI or SSDI assistance?
The quick answer to that question is, yes, you can apply and get approved for SNAP benefits if you receive SSI or SSDI assistance. That’s good news, since the complement of two of these three programs could help you maintain yourself and have good nutrition, for a better quality of life.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides vital assistance to individuals and families who struggle with food insecurity. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), you are considered disabled and eligible for SNAP if you receive federal disability or blindness payments under the Social Security Act, such as SSI or Social Security disability or blindness payments.
Each state has its own application form and process for SNAP benefits. To apply for SNAP, you need to contact your state SNAP agency. This can be done by visiting your local SNAP office, accessing your state agency’s website, or calling your state’s toll-free SNAP Information hotline. Find your local office with this USDA online tool.
If you are determined eligible for SNAP benefits, you will receive them through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. You will be able to buy all kind of nutritious food like fresh fruits and vegetables, packed groceries at the supermarket: fish, poultry, red meat, seafood, bread, and more. Now, you will not be able to buy non-food products like alcohol, tobacco products, and others.