The timing of SSI payments is always subject to the calendar of the months of the year in the United States. This means that Social Security sends out a check each month with the SSI benefit payment to users on the same day.
However, there are times when it is impossible for Social Security to send these benefits on the scheduled day. As a general rule, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment day is the 1st of the month. This is the general rule, but when the 1st of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, the Social Security Administration cannot send a check on that day.
In such exceptional cases, the Social Security Administration sends out SSI checks on the immediately preceding business day. In the specific case of February, there is no irregularity. Therefore, SSA has already sent out the check pertaining to February SSI. Therefore, thousands of users of this payment should already have their checks in their pockets. Don’t have yours yet?
Before you can claim your SSI check from Social Security
In order to claim it, two things must be taken into account. First, we must have an accepted benefit. If the Social Security Administration sends us an SSI check every month, then we can claim it. We mention this because there are times when the benefit is still pending. In that case we would have to wait for the SSA to accept it.
The other thing to keep in mind is the collection method we have activated. If we collect Social Security benefits by bank deposit, it will take longer to get it. The only way to receive the money immediately on the same day the SSA sends it is through Direct Deposit.
However, even with Direct Deposit, we will end up getting the money sooner or later. There is nothing to worry about, as Social Security usually sends checks without delay.
What can I do to claim my late SSI payment?
If after waiting 3 days you have not received your SSI check from Social Security, you can:
- Contact the SSA offices by phone. Call 1 (800) 772-1213.
- Go to a local office. You can find the nearest local Social Security office and ask directly there.
- Talk to your bank. There are times when the bank may withhold payment. That is why it is sometimes advisable to ask your bank first.
By following these tips you will be able to resolve any doubts related to the delay of your Social Security SSI payment.