During the month of March, the United States Social Security Administration will send two different checks to users. These two checks pertain to the same benefit, Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The best part of this whole situation is that retirees could receive up to 3 checks in March due to this irregularity.
In this regard, the usual benefit schedule is for retirees who are entitled to SSI to receive two checks per month. One of these checks is their Social Security benefit, if they have it accepted, and the other is the Supplemental Security Income check itself. But it is true that this is not always the case, so we must keep a close eye on the schedule.
The payment of these checks, however, will be made in a timely manner. Just because we have two checks in the month of March does not mean we have a double payment. This second payment actually belongs to the month of April. So getting two SSI payments in one month means that Social Security will not pay the check in the coming month.
What do I have to do to get the double SSI check in March?
Everyone who has Supplemental Security Income accepted will be able to get this double check from Social Security. There are no exceptions to this, so if you have accepted Supplemental Security Income, you will be able to count on double money in March.
The days when Social Security will send out the March SSI checks are:
- March 1st. SSI payment for the same month in March.
- March 31st. Social Security sends out the April SSI check on this day. This is a one-time exception that does not create a new benefit check, but advances the next check.
Best of all, if we have Direct Deposit activated, we can receive the check immediately. So we have no excuse for not activating this collection method and then receiving our money instantly. It is a great advantage that we must take into account when organizing our monthly economy. It is an easy, fast and very effective method.
Why does Social Security send two SSI checks?
This is due to a scheduling irregularity. Social Security always sends out SSI checks on the 1st of each month. When that day is a holiday or weekend, the Administration sends the SSI money on the immediately preceding business day.
In addition, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment day is the same for all recipients. There is no difference between users. So it doesn’t matter what day you were born or how big your check is, Social Security will send you SSI on the same day as everyone else. This is a great advantage of the Supplemental Security Income checks, since we don’t have to check which group we are in to find out the day we will collect the benefit each month.
And remember that by activating Direct Deposit you will be able to receive cheques immediately. Otherwise, you will have to wait a few days. Social Security will still send you the money, but you will receive it later. So activate Direct Deposit as soon as you can if you want to cash your check quickly.