Social Security update: February direct payment worth $943 goes out in 17 days

The first Supplemental Security Income payment of the new year, worth up to $943 for individual filers, will go out to recipients in 17 days.

The payment will be released on Feb. 1, and the payment marks the first check of 2024 because no payment was issued in January. Recipients were given two payments in December instead. 

The amount each person receives varies depending on whether the recipient filed 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, who live with people receiving SSI payments and provide them with necessary care, will get $472, according to the Social Security Administration. These amounts are an increase of 3.2% from 2023.

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