Once you are approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you can now expect your check to arrive. The question is, what is the Social Security Disability Payment Schedule? Before 1997, all Social Security Disability benefit checks arrived on the third of the every month. This created a massive and uneven work load for the Social Security Administration Offices, with the staff struggling to ensure that all beneficiaries were paid on time. Not only that, the financial institutions and post offices also struggled with the huge payouts and ensuring that the checks reached everyone on time.

 

This system has been changed as of 2017 – with a couple of exceptions. Now, your Social Security Disability Payment Schedule will be based on your birthday. Here is how the break down will be going forward:

  • Birthday on 1st to 10th of the month: your Social Security Disability check will arrive on the second Wednesday of every month.
  • Birthday on 11th to 20th of the month: your Social Security Disability check will arrive on the third Wednesday of every month.
  • Birthday on 21st to 31st of the month: your Social Security Disability check will arrive on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

 

Points to be noted about social security disability payment schedule

  1. Please note that if your check payment date falls on a weekend or a holiday, then your check will arrive early, usually the Friday before the weekend, or a couple of days before the holiday.
  2. Another point to be careful about is that since the payment goes out on a day of the month, there may be longer gaps between some payments. For example, the 3rd Wednesday in November 2017 is the 15th of the month, while the third Wednesday in December 2017 is the 20th of the month. Therefore, there would be a one month and 5 day gap between check payments. Please ensure you know the exact dates for your payment schedules so that you can plan your finances accordingly.
  3. The Social Security Disability Payment dates are based on the birth date of the number holder (the beneficiary). Therefore, if you are the person who has been paying the insurance, then you are the number holder, and the payments will arrive on your However, if you are not the person who has been making the Social Security payments, but are the beneficiary of the payments, then your checks will arrive on day corresponding to the number holder’s birthday, not yours. Thus, if your husband has been making payments to Social Security, then your Social Security Disability Payment will arrive on the Wednesday corresponding to your husband’s birthday.
  4. If you started receiving your Social Security Disability Payment before 1997, then you will continue to receive your checks on the third of every month.

 

The Social Security Administration has created a calendar with the exact days of check-payments listed. You can get this information here.

 

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