Millions of recipients of additional collateral income will receive two payments in September. But the double payments have to do with timing and not extra money.
The first SSI payment of up to $841 will be made from September 1. The second will come at the end of September. September is one of only two months where recipients get two payments, the other being December.
According to the Social Security Administration, in some months, SSI benefits are paid on both the first of the month and the last Friday of the month, with no payment on the 1st of the following month because it falls on a Sunday. For 2022, this applies to April, September and December, meaning there was no payment on May 1, and there will be none on October 1 or January 1, 2023.
You can go to a full payment schedule here.
SSI provides monthly payments to adults and children with disabilities or blindness who have income and resources below financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people 65 and older who meet financial qualifications.
Eligible individuals can receive $841 per month or $10,092 per year. Eligible couples can receive $1,261 per month or $15,136 per year. Someone who is considered an “essential person,” meaning they live with an SSI recipient and provide them with basic care — are eligible for $421 per month, or $5,057 per year.