Social Security 2023: SSI Payment Schedule and Eligibility Information

If you received two Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments in June and wondered why there was no payment in July, there’s good news. The next direct SSI payment is scheduled to arrive by August 1, 2023. The irregular payment schedule is designed to accommodate the timing of the first of the month and business days throughout the year. Understanding this payment schedule and eligibility criteria is crucial to managing your finances effectively.

SSI Payment Schedule

To ensure SSI benefit payments are disbursed on business days, the payment schedule adjusts according to the calendar year. In 2023, the schedule results in four months with double payments and four months without any scheduled payment. While this may seem confusing, you will still receive a total of 12 payments throughout the year.

Double Payment Months

The following months in 2023 will have double payments:

1. March
2. June
3. September
4. December

Months without Payments

The following months in 2023 will not have scheduled SSI payments:

1. January
2. April
3. July
4. October

During months with double payments, you can typically expect one payment on the first of the month as usual and another payment on the final business day of the month. If you were surprised by the lack of payment in July 2023, be sure to mark your calendar for the next occurrence in October 2023.

Eligibility and Payment Amounts

Eligibility for SSI benefits depends on various factors. If you fall into any of the following categories, you may be eligible:

1. You are an adult or have a child with a disability or blindness.
2. You are 65 years or older.
3. You meet specific financial requirements for limited resources or limited income.
4. You are a U.S. citizen, national of the U.S., or certain noncitizen.
5. You reside in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

The maximum monthly payment amount for individuals eligible for SSI benefits in 2023 is $914. Couples who have filed jointly may receive a maximum payment of $1,371, as determined by the Social Security Administration. Additionally, essential persons living with the eligible individual may receive monthly amounts of $458.


Understanding the SSI payment schedule and eligibility criteria is important for effectively managing your finances. In 2023, there are four months with double payments and four months without scheduled payments. By staying informed about these fluctuations in payment dates and being aware of the maximum payment amounts, you can better plan your budget and financial obligations. Remember to consult the Social Security Administration or official government sources for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding SSI benefits.

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