Social Secu­ri­ty update: April’s direct pay­ment worth $943 goes out in 16 days

Social Security update: April’s direct payment worth 3 goes out in 16 days

April’s month­ly Sup­ple­men­tal Secu­ri­ty Income pay­ment, worth up to $943 for indi­vid­ual fil­ers, will go out to mil­lions of ben­e­fi­cia­ries in a lit­tle over two weeks.
The next install­ment will go out 16 days from now, on April 1, to peo­ple who strug­gle with a seri­ous debil­i­tat­ing dis­abil­i­ty that results in a lim­it­ed income, accord­ing to the Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion. 
In order to qual­i­fy for the SSI pay­ments, a per­son needs to be at least par­tial­ly blind or have a “phys­i­cal or men­tal condition(s) that seri­ous­ly lim­its their dai­ly activ­i­ties for a peri­od of 12 months or more, or may be expect­ed to result in death.”
Peo­ple who live with those who receive SSI pay­ments to pro­vide them with nec­es­sary care can also qual­i­fy for a small­er month­ly dis­burse­ment as an “essen­tial per­son.” 
The max­i­mum amount recip­i­ents can get depends on the cat­e­go­ry they applied for the pay­ment under.
Indi­vid­ual fil­ers can receive up to $943 each month, those who filed as a cou­ple can receive up to $1,415 a month, and essen­tial per­sons get up to $472 each month, accord­ing to the SSA. These amounts are an increase of 3.2% from 2023 due to infla­tion …