Americans in 33 states receive an additional boost to their Social Security payments, which will be helpful over the holiday season.
$1,755 Direct Payments
A direct payment should have been sent to eligible beneficiaries on December 1, and they should anticipate another before the month ends. If you receive Supplemental Security Income, your first payment for the month, which was paid on December 1st, should have been $841.
It has been the practice of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to use the closest business day to distribute dividends, therefore December 30 is the new payment date because the following payment would typically begin on New Year’s Day but it occurs on a Sunday this year, according to an article published in The U.S. Sun.
States Giving Social Security Supplements
There are Social Security administered supplements and other state-provided supplemental payments in the following states:
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
Meanwhile, States will always have different payment schedules. For instance, New York gives singles an extra $87 per month and couples an extra $104 per month. Alabama couples may receive $120 per month. In addition to the monthly qualifying SSI benefits, several states also pay and distribute their own payments:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
SSI benefits are distributed on the same day as federal benefits, which is usually the first of the month. If someone decides to go with a paper check, they should expect it to arrive on the fourth. Expected payments from SSI and Social Security are due on the first and third of the month, respectively.