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How much will Social Security pay married couples in February 2024?

Today in 2024, millions of citizens of the United States will benefit from the pensions provided by the Social Security Administration, a program of the federal government that provides financial support to the elderly and people in vulnerable situations (temporary, permanent disability, orphanhood, families with minors, among others)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is one of the payments provided by Social Security in the United States every month to thousands of registered citizens who meet certain criteria.

It is important to note that, unlike other SSA programs that deposit benefits in one go, people enrolled in SSI receive their Social Security payments on the same day.

The United States Social Security Administration Administers Retirement And Other Benefits Such As Ssi (Photo: Afp)

HOW MUCH DO MARRIED SPOUSES RECEIVE IN US SOCIAL SECURITY?

In February 2024, married couples registered with the Social Security Administration (SSA) will receive a check of up to $1,415, depending on the extent to which they are registered. In other words, not all benefits for this group exceed one thousand dollars.

For example, if one or both beneficiaries are disabled at the same time, either temporarily or permanently; they are over 65 years old; if they have visual impairments or do not have enough income established by the COLA, they are the primary beneficiary of $1,415.

It is important to clarify that income is not exclusive to receiving the Supplemental Income Security pension. However, if you receive a state pension, unemployment, disability, or retirement benefits, your SSI will be reduced so that it does not reach the maximum amount mentioned.

For the previous period, between January and December 2023, the payment given by the SSA to citizens registered with SSI was $1,371. However, with the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), for the new period, the pension is increased by 44 dollars, getting 1,415 dollars, while in one year, this increase represents an additional 528 dollars.

REQUIREMENTS TO ACCESS THE SSI PENSION

  • Age: Must be 65 years old or older; under 18 years of age and with a disability; and blindness, regardless of age.
  • Income: Have limited income and resources.
  • Residency: Lives in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Immigration status: Be a US citizen, naturalized, or legal alien.
  • Disability: partial or permanent blindness and terminally ill patients.
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