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Some Americans Will Receive a Second Social Security Check This Week – Are You One of Them?

Some Americans will receive two Social Security payments this week, a rare occasion that is the result of a quirk in the system.

Typically, the Social Security Administration sends out just one payment each week, delivering Social Security checks on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Then it pays Supplemental Social Security Income — which provides support for disabled people and older Americans with low incomes — on the first of the month unless it falls on a weekend or holiday.

Because March 1 coincides with the fourth Wednesday of February, some SSI recipients will receive both payments this week. That means roughly 7.4 million SSI recipients will get their March payments on Friday, March 1.

To be clear, the back-to-back deposits do not mean retirees are receiving extra money — it’s just an early payment for the following month.

This is slated to happen two more times this year, in August and November, according to a schedule of payments on the Social Security Administration’s website.

Retirees received a modest cost-of-living bump this year, but many have reported struggling to get by as they continue to battle high inflation that has rapidly eroded their purchasing power.

A recent survey published by Atticus found that an overwhelming percentage of seniors collecting Social Security — about 62% — are dissatisfied with the 3.2% payment increase they’re receiving in 2024.

In fact, nearly three in five seniors reported struggling financially as the cost of everyday necessities like food, rent and medical care remains uncomfortably high, while about 20% of seniors receiving Social Security plan to seek employment this year due to the small increase.

Retirees reported concerns over rising utility, insurance, heating and food costs.

More than 66 million Americans collecting Social Security received the bigger payments beginning in January.

The payment boost marked a steep decline from 2023, when recipients received an 8.7% bump, the highest in four decades. However, it remains higher than the 2.6% average increase recorded over the past two decades.

An increase of this magnitude raised the average retiree benefit of $1,907 by about $59 per month.

The annual Social Security change is calculated based on the consumer price index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or the CPI-W, from July, August and September.

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  • CIVIL WAR TO STOP TYRANNY says:

    WITH IDIOTS MANMADE BIDENOMICS PEOPLE LIKE ME ON A FIXED INCOME ARE LITERALLY DYING ON THE VINE!!!!
    JOE BIDEN GO ROT IN HELL YOU SATANIC BASTERD FROM HELL!!! 50 YEARS IVE WATCHED THIS TRAITOR GET AWAY WITH TREASON!!! ITS ABOUT TIME HE PAYS FOR HIS CRIMES AGAINST AMERICA AND OUR CITIZENS!!!! WE DEMAND JUSTICE!!! WE DEMAND SATAN JOE BE HUNG FOR TREASON WITH OBAMA, HUNTER, BRO JIM, AND THE ENTIRE REGIME OF LEFTIST DEVILCRAT SWAMP CREATURES!! HANG THEM OR THE PUBLIC WILL!!!!! THEY WANT CIVIL WAR AND IT IS COMING.

    • Esthersdaughter says:

      That’s exactly what “they” want. A civil war in the US.
      I would suggest that you read about The Cival War and how thousands upon thousands never made it home.

      • Mike from Missouri. says:

        But this time, if we have a civil war, it will be the real Americans versus the commie bastards, the uneducated fools, the baby killers, child molesters and gender changers and the terrorists of society shooting those at churches, schools and public events.

        And the illegal invaders and worthless motherfucking politicians!

        Then, America will be made whole again.

      • CIVIL WAR IS COMING TO YOUR DOOR OHOMO says:

        LIVE FREE OR DIE!!!!!
        NEVER SURRENDER TO TYRANNY!!!!!!
        TRUMP 2024 STOMP OUT TYRANNY AND TOTAL INSANITY BY THE PSYCHOPATH LEFT. OR CIVIL WAR IS EMINENT AND WELL WORTH THE RISK
        ADOLF BIDEN HITLER AND ANTICHRIST HOMO OBAMA
        VITAL TARGETS TO RECLAIM OUR FREEDOMS DEMOCRACY AND SANITY

    • Gary Lingle says:

      That’s their plan. Older people generally vote conservative with dumb gullible kids voting leftist. The COVID-China thing was designed to kill the world’s older conservatives so they (Democraps) can achieve total control. The left wants everything a mess so they can say they can fix it(but never do). When I was in 4th grade back in 69, our teacher told us we could no longer pray. Since then the left has managed to close a great majority of our churches by anti-god rhetoric. They have children turned away from Jesus, young girls getting pregnant, and ending up on welfare forever, breakdown of the family unit, brainwashing these tech-savvy kids that can’t live without their phones. Biden went to the border the other day saying he had a plan but the Republicans squashed it, well he is the one that created the problem in the first place(dumbass). He can fix it by undoing what he did, what a jerk. They are moving slowly to take our guns like Europe so we can’t fight back. The evil lef has control of the evil FBI and they “poke” ( Tell the kids where to get the equipment to carry these “hits” out) these kids to do these killings and mass murders. Does anyone really think that THE dope that killed his mom and the Sandy Hook kids did it on his own? The FBI is killing our own people from the orders of the evil left. Think about it. Every time there is a mass murder, think to yourselves “THE FBI DID IT AGAIN”.

  • rural deplorable says:

    the government is too big
    2.9 million employed yet u call irs i was on hold 5 hours then they hung up on their end
    anyone with a disability case has over 2 years just to be seen by some bureaucrat and they decide if you have a legitimate case, which depending on who you are, if your white you get denied 100% of the time
    PERIOD
    so you go to next phase, it’s about 4 years now but with covid lockdown backlogs your lookin at 6 or 7 years.
    Empty federal buildings every city
    because they won’t return after covid
    working remotely
    as the shoot the back nine at the local course
    or throw down a half dozen before they get back to x box

  • JB says:

    You get it only if you are on welfare whether because of need or a free-loader. The government has made it too easy for people to live off welfare (I am calling it what it is) instead of getting a job.

  • Gary Lingle says:

    Sht! I thought I was getting some of that free money like the Negros get.

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