The irregular payment goes out on Friday, and it will replace October’s monthly installment because of a kink in the Social Security Administration’s schedule. The first payment was issued on Sept. 1.
In order to qualify for the payment, filers need to be at least 65 and meet specific financial requirements. People under the age of 65 may qualify if they are at least partially blind or have a physical or mental disability that severely limits their daily activities for at least one year or is expected to result in death.
Children could also be eligible for SSI payments if they are at least partially blind or have a physical or mental condition that seriously limits their activities for at least a year. Children could also receive SSI if their parents do not receive SSI benefits or if the parents have limited income and savings.
The amount of money that the beneficiaries will receive depends on several key things, including the filer’s income, living situation, and assets. For individual adults, the rate for payments is up to $914 per month. Eligible couples can receive up to $1,371 per month. Essential persons, who live with someone receiving SSI and provide them with necessary care, get a lower monthly payment of $458.
The payments were first issued by the Social Security Administration in January 1974, and payment rates have increased for cost of living adjustments since 1975, according to the agency.
Supplemental Security Income payments are separate from the regular Social Security retirement checks.