Social Security double payment this week – Can you get your SSI check and retiree benefits?

Amelia Ross
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This week, some people will get two Social Security payments, but only if they qualify for both programs. These programs are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security retirement benefits. Let’s find out more about how this works and who can get these double payments.

Who Gets Social Security Payments?

Every month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) sends out benefits to millions of people. These include:

  • Seniors over 65 with low income
  • Disabled people
  • Children in tough financial situations
  • Retired workers who have paid into Social Security

Sometimes, a person might be eligible for both SSI and retirement benefits. If you are one of these people, you need to know the payment dates.

July Payment Schedule

This July, the SSA will send five sets of payments:

  • July 1: SSI recipients
  • July 3: Retirees, survivors, and disabled people who claimed benefits before May 1997
  • July 10: People born between July 1 and 10
  • July 17: People born between July 11 and 20
  • July 24: People born between July 21 and 31

If you get both SSI and retirement benefits, you will receive your double payment on July 1 and July 3.

Who Can Get a Double Payment?

People often think it’s impossible to get a double payment from Social Security, but some can qualify for both SSI and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). Here’s how you might be eligible:

  • You can’t work because of a disability.
  • You were paid a low wage.
  • You didn’t work full-time for ten years before becoming disabled.

For SSI, a single person can earn up to $1,767 a month, while couples can earn up to $2,607 each. The asset limit is $2,000 for singles and $3,000 for couples.

Other Benefits You Can Get

Besides Social Security, there are other programs you might qualify for:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Helps low-income people buy food. Many seniors miss out on this benefit.
  • Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (Extra Help): Reduces out-of-pocket drug costs. Many eligible people don’t sign up.
  • Medicare Savings Programs: Pay for the monthly Part B premium. A lot of people are missing out on this help.

Understanding your eligibility for Social Security benefits and other programs can greatly improve your financial situation. By knowing the payment schedules and requirements, you can ensure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.

FAQs

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

SSI is a program that provides financial help to seniors, disabled people, and children with limited income and resources.

Who qualifies for Social Security retirement benefits?

Retired workers who have paid into Social Security through payroll taxes and meet age requirements.

Can I get both SSI and Social Security retirement benefits?

Yes, if you meet the requirements for both programs.

What is the maximum income to qualify for SSI?

$1,767 for individuals and $2,607 for couples.

What other programs can help low-income seniors?

Programs like SNAP, Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy, and Medicare Savings Programs can provide additional financial help.

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