If you live in the US, you likely get a Social Security bonus. Here is how to get your Social Security Bonus.
What is a social security bonus?
A social security bonus is an extra payment that the Social Security Administration (SSA) may make to you if you qualify for it. The amount of the bonus depends on your income and other factors.
How to Qualify: Requirements for eligibility and how to apply?
In order to be eligible for the Social Security bonus, you must have worked and paid into Social Security for at least 10 years. You must also be at least 62 years old. If you meet these requirements, you can apply by visiting your local Social Security office or by calling 1-800-772-1213. You will need to provide proof of your age and work history.
You may be able to get a social security bonus if:
-You are retired and have a low income;
-You are disabled and have a low income; or
-You are the survivor of a person who received social security benefits.
When You’ll Receive Your Bonus: Timing of payments and when you can expect your bonus.
If you’re wondering when to expect your social security bonus, the short answer is that it depends on the timing of your payments. Generally, you can expect your bonus to be deposited into your account within four weeks after the end of the month in which you received your last regular payment. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.
If you receive benefits through direct deposit, your social security bonus will be deposited into the same account as your regular payments. If you receive benefits by check, your bonus check will be mailed to you separately from your regular check.
To find out if you can get a social security bonus, contact your local SSA office. You can also visit the SSA website at www.ssa.gov.