How Are Payment Dates Chosen for SSDI and SSI?

The date your disability check comes in can depend on the type of benefit you receive and your birthday.

The date you receive your disability payments each month depends on whether you are receiving SSI or SSDI.

SSI Disability Payments

Your SSI benefits are paid on the first day of each month. If the first is on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, your benefits will be paid on the banking day before. For example, if the first is a Sunday, you should receive your check the Friday before (assuming that Friday is not a legal holiday). Remember though, that if you are one of the few recipients still receiving your payments by mail, the mail is occasionally delayed and if that happens, your payments may not reach you on the first of the month.  The SSA recommends calling the agency at 800-772-1213 if you have not received your check by the fourth banking day of the month. Most SSI recipients, however, are now required to receive their payments through direct deposit, the Direct Express

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