SSI Recipients to Receive Two Checks in December – Dates Here

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Millions of Americans who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will receive two checks in December, totaling as much as $2,700. The first check will be issued on December 1st, and the second check will be issued on December 29th.

The increased payments are due to a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that will take effect in December. The COLA is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the average change in prices for a basket of goods and services. The COLA for 2023 is 8.7%, the highest increase in 40 years.

Here is a breakdown of the SSI payments for December:

  • Individuals: $914 per check, for a total of $1,828
  • Married couples: $1,371 per check, for a total of $2,742
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Eligibility for SSI

To be eligible for SSI, you must be a U.S. citizen or national and meet certain income and resource limits. You must also have a disability or be age 65 or older.

Additional Information

The increased SSI payments are due to a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that will take effect in December. The COLA is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the average change in prices for a basket of goods and services. The COLA for 2023 is 8.7%, the highest increase in 40 years.

How to Apply for SSI

You can apply for SSI online, by phone, or in person at your local Social Security office.