Although not the most common situation in the United States Social Security payment schedule, today the Administration sends out two different checks and millions of retirees can get those two checks. The two payments are for different benefits, which is why some Americans may enjoy the double payment.
In the case of having an average Social Security payment, regardless of whether it is for age or disability retirement, and a maximum Supplemental Security Income payment a retiree will get a little over $2,700. This amount is undoubtedly very substantial and can make a retiree live very well and in the best possible way.
Still, several requirements must be met in order to get these two checks today and, of course, the amount of the two payments will depend on several elements related to the recipient himself. Not all Americans will be able to reach $2,700, but many will come close. Will you get two Social Security checks today?
HOW TO GET ALMOST $3,000 IN SOCIAL SECURITY TODAY?
As we mentioned above, the key is to get the two payments that the Social Security Administration will send out today, December 1st. These two payments are totally different and that is why the same American can manage to get them.
On the one hand, the first requirement is to have a Social Security check from before 1997. Without a check prior to that year it is impossible to get today’s payment, since this is the first group to receive the benefit each month. The usual is on the 3rd day, but there is an irregularity in December due to the fact that the 3rd day is a holiday.
On the other hand, if we have Supplemental Security Income we can get this second payment directly into our bank account. This means that we get both payments on the 1st of the month, which is unusual but does occur in December.
In order to cash all these checks on the same day, there is one more requirement. This other requirement is to have Direct Deposit as a cashing method. If we have this activated, the payments will arrive today, although if we do not, the payment could take up to 3 days to arrive.
CAN I INCREASE MY SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS?
The amount of your Social Security check depends directly on your work history. That means that once we start collecting our retirement check, we cannot increase the amount we get. However, while we are working we do have the opportunity to get a larger check.
To do so, we must work for 35 years at a high salary and retire as late as possible. That combination will cause our check to increase much more to almost reach the maximum $4,555 in 2023.
There are also more checks, such as the Supplemental Security Income check that we can get if we have a low Social Security income, so we will not be collecting a higher retirement with this check, but we will get more money every month.