Millions of cash-strapped parents with children are eligible for automatic monthly Supplemental Security Income payments worth an average of $687 per month. Last month, approximately five million people received SSI payments intended to assist seniors, disabled adults, and children.
Checks are typically mailed on the first of each month, which will start on February 1 as per the schedule reported by The U.S. Sun, and individuals who get both social security and SSI are paid on the third. Disabled children in low-income families can receive benefits worth an average of $687 to help their parents pay for their medical expenses.
7.8 Million People Receive SSI
According to AS, the Social Security Administration, about 7.8 million persons in the United States received SSI benefits in July 2021. The majority, 4.4 million people, aged eighteen to sixty-four, were seniors, 2.3 million were children and teenagers, and 1.1 million were children and teens. Each of these groups’ average monthly benefits differed significantly.
Studies show that most seniors receive lower benefits due to their age. “Some of them are also eligible for Social Security, which lowers their SSI payouts. Children’s benefits are often larger because they do not have their income.” In July, the average was $693 for youngsters, $617 for adults (18-64), and $417 for seniors.
According to the nonprofit Justice in Aging, women made up 53% of SSI participants. Women are more likely to have spent time out of the workforce caring for their families or working in low-wage or part-time employment, explaining their disproportionate reliance on the program.
SSI payments schedule
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients receive their checks on the first of every month, regardless of the day. On January 1, 2022, recipients did not receive a cheque due to the holiday schedule. The payments were instead made on December 30. Last month, recipients received two cheques.
Several Social Security offices were only open for in-person visits for difficult situations during the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Social Security Administration, the best way to reach a representative for assistance is to go to SSA.gov or call 1-800-772-1213 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
According to the administration, wait times are often shorter Wednesday through Friday or later in the day. Telephone services that are automated are also available 24 hours a day.