Social Security update: February direct payment worth $943 goes out on Thursday

The first Supplemental Security Income payment of 2024, worth up to $943 for individual filers, went out to recipients on Thursday.

The payment comes as the first payment of the year because of a scheduling quirk in the Social Security Administration’s calendar, which saw two payments in December and none in January.

The maximum amount each person can receive 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. The essential person category is for those who live with people receiving SSI payments and provide them with necessary care.

This year, individual filers receive up to $943 each month, eligible couples receive up to $1,415, and essential persons get up to $472 each month, according to
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