Recipients of Supplemental Security Income have less than a week before they receive their first of two payments in December.
Eligible recipients will receive their first payment of $841 on Thursday, with an additional payment of $914 on Dec. 30, totaling $1,755 for the month, according to the Social Security Administration. The second installment of December’s payments is higher than the first due to payments increasing in 2023, with part of the reason for the increase being the rising yearly cost-of-living adjustments to keep up with inflation.
Eligible couples will receive two payments of $1,261 for the month of December, with the amount they receive each month increasing to $1,371 next year. Essential persons, or people who live with a person receiving Supplemental Security Income and provide necessary care, will receive one payment of $421 on Dec. 1 and a second payment of $458 on Dec. 30.
December is one of three months this year in which people receive two Supplemental Security Income payments, with the other months being April and September. The double payments are intended to offset the months in which no payment is sent out to make sure recipients receive 12 payments in a single year.
The months in which recipients received no payments this year are January, May, and October.
Double payment will occur in March, June, September, and December of 2023.