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When will SSI checks be deposited for January?

Supplemental Security Income is a benefits will be sent in January with the 5.9 percent COLA applied. When should beneficiaries expect their checks?

Supplemental Security Income is a benefits will be sent in January with the 5.9 percent COLA applied. When should beneficiaries expect their checks?

In December 2021, 5.3 million people in the United States received Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a benefit administered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

The program is designed to provide a basic income to seniors and people with disabilities.

When are payments distributed?

Payments for SSI are deposited on the first of every month, except in December when an additional payment is also made on 30th.

What if I receive Social Security benefits as well?

For those who receive month Social Security benefits and SSI, payments are typically deposited on the third of every month. However this year, in April and July, the funds will be sent on the first because the third falls on a weekend. 

 What is the average payment made for SSI?

Those between the age of eighteen and sixty-four are the largest group who receive SSI benefits and their average monthly payment stood at $617 in December 2021. Around fifty-six percent of beneficiaries fall into this age group, while 29.8 are over sixty five, and the remaining are under eighteen.

Payments for minors

Benefits are available to disabled children in low-income households to help parents and guardians cover the costs associated with the medical needs of the children in their care. The average monthly SSI benefit for a child in December was $687.

Some states offer additional benefits to bolster the amounts sent to support disabled children. However, the way this distribution is done, depends on state law.

Some states -- California, Hawaii, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont -- have the SSA send the benefits the state provides on their behalf. This means that people can expect to receive both the state and federal payment as one check.

However, other states send the payment themselves and do not rely on the SSA.

Which states send their own payment?

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

The remaining states do not send any state benefit in addition to the federal payment made by the SSA.

Which states and territories DO NOT send additional funds to children with disabilities?

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Payments for seniors

Seniors, those over sixty-five have the lowest average benefit, $474. Their payment is lower because many also receive social security, which boosts their income to a level beyond what younger beneficiaries receive from the SSA on a monthly basis.