Supplemental Security Income payments began on Tuesday, March 1, and beneficiaries should expect to receive their checks fairly soon.
These payments, totaling $1,657, have been made and should be credited to recipients’ accounts shortly.
The average SSI payout increased by $34 from $587 to $621.
Adults and children with disabilities or blindness who have income and resources that fall below certain financial restrictions are eligible for SSI.
Payments are also provided to those aged 65 and older who are not disabled and fulfil certain financial criteria.
Who Is Eligible for Social Security Benefits?
Seniors must have worked for a specified number of years and paid into the Social Security system for a specified period of time to qualify.
The amount you get is determined by your birth date, your earnings history, and the date you begin claiming benefits.
Identifying and Avoiding Social Security frauds
Americans may prevent fraudulent calls and online “phishing” operations, according to the Social Security Administration, by avoiding disclosing personal information, visiting dangerous links, or opening suspicious files.
According to the organisation, the majority of Social Security emails will originate from a “.gov” email address.
If an email address does not begin with “.gov,” proceed with caution when opening attachments or clicking on images or links.
On the administration’s security section, you may learn more about how to safeguard your personal information and online account.