PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A problem that briefly delayed Social Security payments to more than 8,000 Rhode Islanders this week has been resolved.

The state's Department of Human Services announced Wednesday that the payments have now been made after the state worked with federal officials to fix the problem.

The payments were supposed to go out Monday but were delayed because of a miscommunication between the Social Security Administration and the financial services clearinghouse that processes the payments. Some 24,000 Rhode Islanders received their payments on time, but those who receive the funds electronically did not.

The $39.92 payments are part of the state supplemental Social Security Income benefit program. The federal government administers the payments.

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