The payment, which is the first check of 2024 because of a scheduling quirk in the Social Security Administration’s calendar, will be released on Thursday, Feb. 1.
The maximum amount of money each person receives through this program depends on how each 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 who live with people receiving SSI payments and provide them with necessary care will get up to $472 each month, according to the SSA. These amounts are an increase of 3.2% from 2023.