Social Security recipients who will receive two checks in December
Some Social Security beneficiaries will receive two checks in December for roughly $1,682. Here’s a look at who will receive the payment and when.
Month after month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) sends checks to retired workers, eligible Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and others such as recipients of survivor benefits.
During 2022, average pay for retired workers was $1,657 per month, while married couples received around $2,753. On the other hand, the average SSI benefit was $624 and the maximum check was $841.
Although SSA sends out one check per month, some beneficiaries will receive two in December. We share the details with you.
These Social Security recipients who will receive two checks in December
In December, SSI recipients will receive two checks, so for people receiving the maximum benefits, SSA will send about $1,682. We explain why.
The Social Security Administration sends SSI payments on the first days of the month, however, when the first day falls on a weekend or a holiday, it is sent the first business day before.
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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients’ first payment is mailed on December 1, and the second payment, which is for January 2023, will be mailed on December 30. The rest of the Social Security payments are scheduled as follows.
Here we share the complete schedule of payments for next year.
Social Security payments: what to do if they don't arrive?
The SSA recommends contacting your bank, financial institution, or post office. If you have already contacted an agency, it is recommended to call 1-800-772-1213 for more information. SSA protocol for these situations also includes calling or visiting your nearest office Social Security.