Social Secu­ri­ty update: May’s direct pay­ment worth $943 goes out in 18 days

Social Security update: May’s direct payment worth 3 goes out in 18 days

The first of two Sup­ple­men­tal Secu­ri­ty Income pay­ments for May, worth up to $943 for indi­vid­ual fil­ers, goes out to mil­lions of ben­e­fi­cia­ries in less than three weeks.
The first install­ment will go out in 18 days, on Wednes­day, May 1, to peo­ple with a seri­ous debil­i­tat­ing dis­abil­i­ty that results in a lim­it­ed income, accord­ing to the Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion. 
The sec­ond pay­ment will go out on Fri­day, May 30, and will replace June’s dis­burse­ment because June 1 is on a Sat­ur­day.
The max­i­mum amount each fil­er can get depends on the cat­e­go­ry they applied for the pay­ment under. There are three cat­e­gories: Indi­vid­ual fil­ers, joint fil­ers, and essen­tial per­sons, which are peo­ple who live with SSI recip­i­ents to pro­vide them with nec­es­sary care.
Indi­vid­ual fil­ers receive up to $943 each month, peo­ple 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.
In order to qual­i­fy for the pay­ments, a per­son needs to be at least par­tial­ly blind, or have a “phys­i­cal or men­ta …