More than 70 million citizens in the United States enjoy some form of Social Security benefit. In addition to this, a good portion also receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). It is very common for recipients of retirement or disability benefits to be able to receive SSI, as they are compatible. In addition to these two options, there is also the possibility of receiving Food Stamps or SNAP to buy food. These three benefits together can save more than one American family thanks to the Social Security Administration.
If you are an SSI beneficiary, you should know that in September there is great news for you. Since the Social Security Administration publishes the calendar with all payments at the beginning of the year, it is easy to know when we will receive our money.
If we look at the September calendar we will see that there are two days marked for SSI. Those days are September 1st and September 30th. No matter how much money you get on SSI, there is a double payment this month.
Why does Social Security pay SSI twice in September?
The Social Security payment schedule is very strict and always follows the same parameters. On the one hand, we have the retirement, disability or blindness benefit payments.
The SSA sends the payment of these benefits on the second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. The beneficiaries who receive payment on these days are different based on their day of birth.
But SSI is different. Every month the Social Security Administration sends SSI on the same day of the month, the 1st. This is always the case except when the 1st of the month is a holiday or weekend. In that case, the payment is sent on the immediately preceding working day. For this reason, in September we will have a double SSI payment, even if it is 30 days apart. This situation is not very common, but it is possible. In the year 2022 we find it only in April, September and December.
SSI Schedule in 2022
All SSI recipients will find the Social Security SSI payment schedule convenient. As we have already discussed, they are always made on the 1st of each month, but there is a slight variation if the 1st is a holiday or weekend. For that reason, you can look at the calendar to solve your doubts about the months of the year 2022 that are still to come:
September, 1: September SSI payment.
September, 30: October SSI payment (Social Security Administration sents out two SSI payments this month).
November, 1: November SSI payment.
December, 1: December SSI payment.
December, 30: January 2023 SSI payment (Social Security Administration sents out two SSI payments this month, corresponding to January 2023).