MILLIONS of seniors are set to pocket a bumper direct payment worth up to $4,555 in just 48 hours.
The second batch of February’s Social Security benefits will be sent out this week.
Social Security is designed to help seniors over the age of 65 once they’ve retired and at least one in five Americans receive the support.
The payments will be heading to Americans born between the 11th and 20th of the month on Wednesday, February 15.
Benefits will be sent to seniors born between the 21st and 31st on February 22.
Americans born between the 1st and 10th of the month should have already received their Social Security payment for February.
On average, retirees receive a monthly benefit of $1,827 but the maximum monthly payment is $4,555.
The U.S. Sun has revealed how seniors can get the maximum amount.
Social Security recipients will have chosen to receive their benefits via direct deposit or uploaded onto a Direct Express Mastercard.
This is because benefits must be deposited electronically in line with federal law.
Officials at the Social Security Administration upload the benefits onto the card when they are due to be deposited.
Retirees have seen a boost of $140 on average to their Social Security payment amid record-breaking inflation.
In June 2022, inflation hit 9.1 percent – its highest level since 1981.
President Joe Biden said the figure was “unacceptably high.”
The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increased to 8.7 percent in October last year – its largest rise in more than four decades.
It helps Americans combat inflation, which has left many low-earners struggling to buy essentials.
But, a poll conducted by the Motley Fool in December revealed that at least 55 percent of Americans believe the COLA rise wasn’t enough.
Meanwhile, less than four in ten people thought the figure was about right.
Two percent of those surveyed thought the COLA was too much, while four percent didn’t understand it.
A report from the Congressional Budget Office revealed that Social Security increased by $37billion in the four months up to January.
It represents a 10 percent rise compared to the same period from 2021-22.
House Republicans have said that they will not cut Social Security benefits.