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Social Security checks average $1,830: Exact mailing dates in April 2023

The average Social Security that will be sent in April 2023 is $1,830; when with the SSA send out these checks?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) is preparing to send out another round of monthly checks for Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other benefit programs distributed by the agency.

What are the average benefit amounts for retired workers and survivors in 2023?

Thanks to the 8.7 percent increase in the Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) applied to benefits in 2023, the size of the average Social Security payment reached 1,830 in February 2023. This is up from an average payment size of $1,677 seen by beneficiaries in November 2022 before the 2023 COLA took effect.

However, the average amounts vary based on whether or not they are being sent to a retiree or a survivor:

  • Retirement benefits (Social Security)
    • Retired workers: $1,830.66
    • Spouses of retired workers: $899.20
    • Children of retired workers: $858.79
  • Survivor benefits (Social Security)
    • Children of deceased workers: $1,069.48
    • Widowed mothers and fathers: $1,218.60
    • Nondisabled widow(er)s: $1,710.46
    • Disabled widow(er): $893.54
    • Parents of deceased workers: $1,538.25

How has the 2023 COLA impacted SSI benefits?

In February, the average payment for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients was $675 this month, compared to the $625 average check for all recipients in November 2022.

Social Security checks for $1,830: Exact mailing dates in April 2023

The SSA will begin distributing Social Security payments on Monday, April 3, to those who have been receiving Social Security benefits since or before 1997. The remaining checks will be sent based on one’s birthday:

  • Wednesday, 12 April: birthdays between the 1st and 10th of any month;
  • Wednesday, 19 April: birthdays between the 11th and 20th of any month; and
  • Wednesday, 26 April: birthdays between the 21st and 31st of any month.

What about Supplemental Security Income?

The payments for the SSI were sent on Friday, 31 March, since 1 April falls on a Saturday.


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