When Will Disability Checks Be Deposited for January & February 2024?

Published on: February 15, 2024

If you receive disability benefits, budgeting monthly bills can be challenging unless you know when the Social Security Administration deposits your monthly benefit payment. Asking someone when they receive their benefit payments may not be helpful.

The payment schedule varies depending on whether you receive benefits through the Supplemental Security Income or the Social Security Disability Insurance program. Other factors, such as the day of the month you were born, may also affect the payment's timing.

What follows is an explanation of the process that determines when will disability checks be deposited for February 2024 based on whether you receive benefits through SSI or SSDI. Also included is an explanation of what happens when someone is eligible for benefits through both programs.

When Do SSI Checks Get Deposited?

Disability benefits payable through SSI are deposited to a bank account or a Direct Deposit Debit card, depending on the method of payment you choose, on the first day of each month. If the first day of a month falls on a federal holiday or a weekend, SSI benefits are deposited on the weekday immediately preceding.

The Social Security Administration publishes a schedule of benefit payments before the start of a new year. Anyone wondering when disability checks will be deposited for January 2024 could find the answer by referring to the schedule.

The January 2024 SSI payment should have been deposited on January 1, 2024, but that was New Year's Day, a federal holiday. Instead, the SSI benefits were deposited on Friday, December 29, 2023, the previous weekday. The first of January, being a federal holiday, gave SSI beneficiaries two payments in December.

When Will Social Security Disability Checks For February 2024 Be Deposited?

Social Security pays SSDI benefits the same Wednesday each month based on what day of the month a person was born according to the following schedule:

  • Date of birth on the first through the 10th of a month: Deposit made on the second Wednesday.
  • Date of birth on the 1lth through 20th of a month: Deposit made on the third Wednesday.
  • Date of birth on the 21st through 31st of a month: Deposit made on the fourth Wednesday.

This schedule also applies to retirement and survivor benefits paid by the Social Security Administration.

The same rule that applies to SSI benefits and federal holidays also applies to SSDI benefits. If the Wednesday falls on a federal holiday, the payment is deposited on the day prior to the holiday to the bank account you designate or to a Direct Deposit Debit card, if you choose that as an option.

How Do Payments Work For Someone Eligible For SSI And SSDI?

When someone qualifies for SSD benefits through SSI and SSDI at the same time, they receive their SSI deposit on the first of the month. If the first is on a federal holiday or a weekend, the payment is deposited on the preceding weekday.

The SSDI payment schedule dramatically changes when a person receives both SSI and SSDI. Instead of deposits occurring on a Wednesday based on the day of the month on which they were born, SSDI benefits are deposited on the third day of the month subject to the same holiday and weekend rules that apply to SSI.

Dealing With Delayed Or Missing Payments

Direct deposits to a bank account and a Direct Express Debit Card generally take place on the scheduled payment date. If you do not receive the funds on your debit card account, wait until the next business day to contact your local Social Security office.

If you do not see your Social Security disability benefits deposited to the bank account that you designated, check with your bank first before contacting your local Social Security office. A deposit may have been made without showing up in your bank account because of an issue at the bank having nothing to do with Social Security.

Changing banks without notifying the Social Security Administration can cause a payment delay. If you change banks or change accounts within a bank, you must notify Social Security and give it the new account information to avoid a payment delay.

Another reason why a person may not receive their SSD benefits is when the claim is under review. Social Security periodically reviews disability claims to determine whether the person continues to meet the requirements to qualify for benefits.

A review may occur from six to 18 months from the date of disability in cases where the person has a medical condition that is expected to improve. For conditions where improvement is possible though not necessarily expected, a review may be scheduled every three years. Someone with a condition that is not expected to improve may only be reviewed every seven years.

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