State SSI recipients to receive two montly payments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials are reminding Supplemental Security Income recipients there has been a change in how they receive their benefits.

The amount of aid for disabled people in the program will remain the same. But beginning Oct. 1, eligible recipients in New York will receive two benefit payments instead of one. One payment will come from the Social Security Administration and the other will come from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

State officials say they will save money by administering the State Supplement Program directly instead of paying the federal government to do it.

Payments will still come at the same time in the same way, either by direct deposit or check. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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