Social Security update: February direct payment worth $943 goes out in 24 days

The first Supplemental Security Income payment of 2024, worth up to $943 for individual filers, will go out to recipients in February, which is a little more than three weeks away.

The payment will be released in 24 days, on Thursday, Feb. 1, and marks the first payment of the new year because no payment was issued in January. Recipients were given two payments in December instead because of a scheduling quirk in the Social Security Administration’s calendar.

The amount each person receives varies depending on whether the recipient qualifies for the payment as an individual filer, joint filer, or essential person.

This year, individual filers will receive up to $943 each month, eligible couples will receive up to $1,415, and essential persons, those who live with people receiving SSI payments and provide them with necessary care, will get
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