Eligible recipients will receive their first payment of $841 on December. 1 and their second payment of $914 on December. 30, equaling a total of $1,755 for the month, according to the Social Security Administration. The second installment of December’s payments is higher than the first due to payments increasing in 2023, partly in response to the rising yearly cost-of-living adjustments to keep up with inflation.
December is one of the three months of the year that people receive two payments of supplemental collateral income. The other months with two installments this year are April and September.
Double payments Social Security
Double payments compensate for months when no payment is sent to ensure that eligible recipients receive 12 payments per year on schedule. These months are January, May, and October.
Eligible couples will receive two payments of $1,261 for the month of December, increasing to $1,371 in 2023. Essential Persons, meaning those who live with the person receiving the Supplemental Security Income and provide necessary care, will receive one payment in of $421 and the second payment of $458, payable on the same days.
The Social Security Administration issues monthly SSI checks on the business day before months beginning on a weekend or holiday to ensure recipients receive the check by the first of the month, according to the agency. December is one of those months because January 1, 2023 falls on a weekend and is a holiday.
Other payments in 2023
The same type of double payment will occur in March, June, September and December 2023.
In order to receive these Supplemental Security Income checks from Social Security as quickly as possible, it is necessary to have Direct Deposit activated. If we receive any of the SSA benefits through Direct Deposit, we will have to wait up to 3 days to receive the money. On the other hand, through Direct Deposit the deposit is automatic and any Social Security beneficiary will have the money automatically.