Social Secu­ri­ty update: Direct pay­ment worth $914 arrives in 26 days

Mil­lions of Sup­ple­men­tal Secu­ri­ty Income ben­e­fi­cia­ries will receive the first of two Decem­ber SSI pay­ments from the Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion, worth up to $914 for indi­vid­ual fil­ers, in a lit­tle less than four weeks.
The first round of pay­ments will go out on Fri­day, Dec. 1, and the sec­ond on Fri­day, Dec. 29, because of a kink in the admin­is­tra­tion’s cal­en­dar. The sec­ond pay­ment will take the place of Jan­u­ary’s because Jan. 1 is always a hol­i­day. Dec. 30–31 are on a week­end.
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To qual­i­fy for the pay­ments, recip­i­ents need to be at least 65 and meet cer­tain finan­cial require­ments. Some peo­ple under the age of 65 could still qual­i­fy for the pay­ments if they are at least par­tial­ly blind or have a phys­i­cal or men­tal dis­abil­i­ty that severe­ly lim­its their dai­ly activ­i­tie …