Social Secu­ri­ty update: Sec­ond of Decem­ber dou­ble pay­ments worth $914 to be sent out in 23 days

Mil­lions of Sup­ple­men­tal Secu­ri­ty Income recip­i­ents will receive a sec­ond month­ly pay­ment in Decem­ber, worth up to $914 for indi­vid­ual fil­ers, in 23 days.
The sec­ond pay­ment will go out Fri­day, Dec. 29, four weeks after the first check went out on Fri­day, Dec. 1. There are two pay­ments sent to ben­e­fi­cia­ries dur­ing the month of Decem­ber due to a sched­ul­ing quirk that hap­pens mul­ti­ple times a year. Recip­i­ents always get two checks in Decem­ber because Jan. 1 is a hol­i­day, but sev­er­al oth­er months in 2023 saw two pay­ments because the first of the next month fell on a week­end or hol­i­day.
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There will be no pay­ments in Jan­u­ary.
SSI ben­e­fits must be deliv­ered to recip­i­ents by the first day of the month, so when the first day of a month falls on a week­end or a hol­i­day, the Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion issues SSI checks the busi­ness day pri­or to make sure ben­e­fi­cia­ries have their check on time. Recip­i­ents still only receive …