The Social Security Administration sends several different payments each month to United States citizens and Supplemental Security Income is one of them. This benefit provides extra money to Americans who have low resources. But just having little money each month is not enough to qualify to get a monthly check.
Americans who want to qualify for Supplemental Security Income must meet two mandatory requirements. These requirements may change from one year to the next, but if we already have the benefit accepted, we should have no problem continuing to receive it. However, there are some people who may lose SSI from one month to the next because they no longer meet the requirements.
In the case of not meeting the requirements there is nothing to worry about, since we could meet the requirements at another time. Likewise, in the United States we can get other different checks such as stimulus checks, help from the IRS such as the Child Tax Credit and other economic help. Even so, citizens who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income should apply for it as soon as possible.
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME REQUIREMENTS IN 2024
To tell the truth, the conditions for Supplemental Security Income have not changed from previous years. This means that if you were eligible to apply for this payment in 2023, you will be eligible to get it in 2024.
However, if you have not yet applied for this payment, you should know what the mandatory requirements are to be able to receive it and receive it every month. Below we are going to look at the two requirements for the monthly SSI payment:
- Being 65 or older or having a disability. Either of the two options are valid for this benefit, so if you are in one of those categories you already meet half of the requirements to get this SSI.
- Have low resources and low monthly income. If we have a lot of resources we will not be able to get a monthly payment. This must be constant, because if we get more money one month, we will stop getting Supplemental Security Income.
Regarding Social Security checks, it is important to keep in mind that it is not necessary to cash one in order to get this check. In other words, you do not have to collect the Social Security Disability payment or the Social Security Age Retirement payment to get SSI every month. They are separate but combinable payments.
WHEN DOES SOCIAL SECURITY SEND OUT SSI PAYMENTS?
The SSI payment schedule is very clear to recipients. The Social Security Administration sends SSI checks to beneficiaries on the 1st of each month, with minor exceptions. In most months, the Administration sends payments on this day.
If the 1st of the month is a holiday or weekend, the SSA sends the Supplemental Security Income payment on the immediately preceding business day. This means that in some months the recipients of this check will get two payments but in another month they will get none.
Regardless of the timing, we must activate Direct Deposit to get the check as soon as possible. This is the only way to receive the benefit on the same day the SSA sends it.