Social Security update: February direct payment worth $943 goes out in 19 days

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

The payment will be released in 19 days, on Thursday, Feb. 1. The payment marks the first SSI check of the new year because no payment was issued in January. Recipients were given two payments in December instead. 

Recipients get two paychecks in the span of one month if the 1st of the following month lands on a federal holiday or weekend. Jan. 1 is always a federal holiday, so beneficiaries get two payments in December. This is to ensure that every recipient is paid by the 1st of the month.

The amount each person receives varies depending on whether the recipient qualified for the payment as an individual filer, joint filer,
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