The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments from Social Security are about to be sent out soon. For many families in the United States, these checks are a crucial aid to cover their monthly expenses. If you’re someone with a low income, you might be eligible for these benefits. As we approach June, your SSI payments are also on the way.
Remember, if you’ve already applied for SSI and your application has been approved by Social Security, there’s an important date you should mark on your calendar. On June 1st, SSI beneficiaries will receive their payment of $914. Typically, SSI beneficiaries get their money on the first day of each month. Remember, these payments are here to help you, and knowing when and how they arrive can make your financial planning a bit smoother.
All requirements and exceptions for June Social Security payments
However, when the first day of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday, Social Security will issue your SSI check on the previous business day. That’s why you’ll receive two checks in June – one on June 1st and another on June 30th. This is because July 1st happens to be a Saturday this year. The primary requirement for receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is having a low income and limited resources. However, there are other conditions you need to meet. You must be either 65 years or older, have a disability, or be a child. Plus, you must be a United States citizen.
In some cases, you might still be eligible for SSI if you’re a U.S. national or a noncitizen under specific conditions. You should be residing in one of the 50 states, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, SSI is not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
There are a few exceptions, though. Children of military parents stationed abroad, and students studying overseas for a short period, may still be eligible for SSI benefits.
Now, you might be wondering about the income thresholds. Here’s what you need to know: To be eligible for SSI benefits, an individual’s gross income should be less than $1,913 per month before taxes and deductions. Any income from gifts or pensions should be less than $934. As for resources, they should total less than $2,000. If you’re a couple, these limits could be higher. Your combined income should be less than $2,827 per month, and income from gifts and pensions should be less than $1,391 per month. Your total resources should be less than $3,000.
If you think you meet these requirements, why not apply for SSI? The easiest way to file your application is to make an appointment. If you know someone who might be eligible for SSI, you could also assist them in filing. Here’s the SSA website to get started.