Published on: January 19, 2024
The Social Security Administration distributes payments to individuals throughout the country on a very definite schedule. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, knowing exactly when your money will be deposited is essential to your daily activities.
This blog post explains exactly how the government schedules your SSI payment deposits and how you can always figure out the date on which your deposit should arrive.
At Disability Experts of Florida, we know how important your SSI payments are to you and your family. The government’s SSI benefits are needed to pay for your living necessities, rent, power, fuel, and food. We’re glad to be able to provide you with the scheduling information you need to ease your anxiety about when your monthly SSI payment will arrive. If we can help you with any other issue related to your disability, please contact our office right away at (855) 777-0455.
When Does Social Security Deposit SSI Benefit Payments?
The government’s disability programs are paid on different schedules. In this article, we’ll focus on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits payments.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are scheduled to arrive in your bank account if you have direct deposit on the 1st day of each month. BUT, sometimes, the first day of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday when the banks are closed.
If the 1st day of the month falls on a weekend or a bank holiday, the government pays SSI benefits on the last day the banks are open before the weekend or holiday. The government wants the checks to payments to be processed immediately and the money to be available to the benefits recipient.
To illustrate how this works, let’s look at an example:
- In June 2023, the Social Security Administration deposited SSI payments on June 1, the first day of the month, as usual. But July 1 fell on a weekend (Saturday). Since July 1 was on a weekend, the government deposited the July SSI benefit payment into recipients’ accounts on June 30, the Friday before July 1 Saturday. Therefore, 2 SSI benefit payments were received in June and none arrived in July. The July payment arrived on June 30.
August 1, 2023, Is SSI Deposit Arrival Date
August 1, 2023 falls on a Tuesday. That means your SSI benefit payment for August should arrive right on schedule.
September 1, 2023, is SSI Deposit Arrival Date
September 1, 2023, is a Friday and the SSI benefit payments should be deposited on schedule.
You will also receive your October SSI benefit payment on September 29 which is the last weekday before the first day in October. October 1, 2023, falls on a Sunday and the Social Security Administration will deposit your October benefit payment before the weekend. Since you will receive two SSI benefit deposits in September, you will not receive another one until November 1, 2023.
What Could Delay Your SSI Benefit Payment’s Arrival?
If you are speaking with someone who receives disability payments from a program other than SSI, you should remember that they will receive their payments on a different schedule.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits recipients get their benefits deposited on a schedule that is based on their date of birth. For example, those SSDI recipients whose birthdate is between the 1st and the 10th of the month receive their benefits on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Those whose birthday is between the 11th and the 20th of the month receive their benefits on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. And people with birthdays on dates from the 21st to the 31st get their benefits deposited on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Delays in payments are possible when extraordinary circumstances occur, but delays usually result when the recipient’s information has changed but they did not notify the Social Security Administration.
Another reason a benefit payment may not arrive is if the recipient received more countable income in the previous month which eliminated their eligibility for that one month.
Changes of address should always be reported to the Social Security Administration in advance of moving. Another way to avoid unnecessary delays is to set up direct deposit.
Get the SSI Information You Need from Disability Experts of Florida
Disability Experts of Florida welcomes all of your disability-related questions involving any disability program, whether it is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), or any other public or private program you need information about.
There is no public or private agency more willing to speak to you about your detailed issued than the committed disability advocates at Disability Experts of Florida. Our entire staff focuses their professional careers on studying, understanding, and using the rules and regulations of every program with the goal of helping our clients.
Don’t rely on answers from someone who doesn’t specialize in disability claims, or from a customer service call center where the agents are told to hurry off the phone. We will take as much time as you need to learn about your case and tell you how we can help you solve your problem.
- Do you qualify for benefits? We can help you find out.
- Do you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled? We will let you know.
- Do you have a special circumstance that does not fit into a typical fact patter? We will help you sort it out.