Social Security update: February direct payment worth $943 goes out in 14 days

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

The payment will be released on Feb. 1, and it marks the first check of 2024 because no payment was issued in January. Recipients were given two payments in December 2023 instead. 

The double payment was because of a scheduling quirk in the Social Security Administration’s calendar. 

The amount each person receives varies depending on how the recipient filed for the payment. There are three categories when filing — individual, joint, or as an 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,
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