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That’s Not a Bonus Social Security Payment for September

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients may get excited to see an additional payment to their bank account for September, but this unfortunately is not an extra payment.

Currently, 1 in 5 Americans collects a Social Security benefit from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Social Security checks are scheduled to go out on three different Wednesdays within each month, depending on when your birthday is.


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September Social Security Schedule:

  • If your birth date is on the 1st-10th of the month, your payment is distributed on Wednesday, September 14.
  • If your birth date is on the 11th-20th, your payment is distributed on Wednesday, September 21.
  • If your birth date is on the 21st-31st, your payment is distributed on Wednesday, September 28.

Disabled, blind or individuals that are at least 65 years old qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI recipients usually receive their payments on the first of each month unless this payday falls on a weekend or federal holiday like it happens to October 1st. Therefore, millions of Americans will receive an SSI payment on September 30th. These people may think they are getting a double payment, but this is really their October 1, 2022 payment that will come one day early this year.

Actually, some beneficiaries may recall obtaining two payments back in April for the same reason and this will happen once more this year in December.

If for some reason your check doesn’t arrive on the date listed above based on your birth date, the Social Security Administration asks you to wait three additional mailing days, then call 800-772-1213 to speak with a representative about your missing check.

SSI benefits are long overdue for an upgrade, said Rebecca Vallas, senior fellow and co-director of The Century Foundation’s Disability Economic Justice Collaborative. Some of these income rules have not changed since 1972 when the program was created.

Currently the threshold on SSI benefits is $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for couples. The Social Security Administration calls this a “resource limit,” which includes assets a person owns that can be turned into cash, such as bank accounts, stocks, bonds or other property.

It’s really overwhelming how many SSI beneficiaries are supported by government benefits. According to the J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Policy Center, “the current structure of the SSI program places individuals with disabilities who work at risk of losing their economic security. A reformed SSI program would play a crucial role in expanding economic opportunity and mobility for people with disabilities.”

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