As a result of the 2009 federal stimulus package (otherwise known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) there will be a $250 stimulus check paid out to all recipients of SSI (Supplemental Security Income).
The Social Security Administration is planning to send out these payments during the month of May so if you are eligible for this payment then expect to get the $250 sometime in May or in the first week of June. Please don’t call the SSA unless you haven’t received your check by June 4.
The maximum amount per individual is $250 even if that person qualifies under different programs (Social Security, veterans’ compensation, veterans pension payments or railroad retirement benefits). Couples can qualify to receive up to $500 ($250 each).
To qualify for the SSI one time payment of $250 you must have been receiving SSI payments during the period of November, 2008 and January, 2009.
You will still get your regular SSI payment as always.
SSI information website
If you wish to look at the SSA (Social Security Administration) website then please go to
- www.ssa.gov for the main SSA page.
- www.ssa.gov/ssi/ for the SSI section.
The following websites are not valid and should be avoided – www.ssi.gov and ssi.gov.