Social Security is in charge of making the payments to those beneficiaries who receive them. Just like every month and in the same way that SSA has published in their payments calendar. In this schedule of Social Security Benefit Payments, you can have a look at the different paydays and the different groups that get them throughout December. As you may already know, you can get your Supplemental Security Income on December the first.
However, Social Security pays other benefits on the second, third, and fourth Wednesday in December. It will depend on your birthdate. If your birthday is from the 1st to the 10th, you get it on the second Wednesday. Whereas those who were born from the 11th to the 20th will get it on the third Wednesday. Finally, those who get it on the fourth Wednesday were born from the 21st to the 31st.
You might be wondering who is receiving the two checks from the aforementioned groups. As you can tell, we may have to leave out the group that is paid on Wednesdays. Therefore, those getting SSI will get two payments this December. You must have gotten one today if you receive SSI. According to SSA, the average SSI is $1,682 so you might get a similar amount depending on your personal situation.
When will the second payment from Social Security take place for SSI beneficiaries?
As those beneficiaries are receiving their payment on the first day of this month, which is in this calendar, and they can get the January check in December too due to the holiday. As January the first is on Sunday, SSI beneficiaries get their money the previous Friday. This Friday happens to be the 30th of December. It is just a simple coincidence that the checks get to your bank account during the same month.
We have yet to mention that those who are receiving Social Security benefits right before May 1997 will get their monthly payment on December 2. However, in January they will receive it on the 3rd. Regardless of the group that you belong to when it comes to payments, there might be delays sometimes. It is true that some people do not get their benefits on that exact date.
Bear in mind that SSA pays on that exact date but there are some occasions on which banks cannot process it on that date. Anyway, they advise those beneficiaries that have not received it on the due date to wait. It is advisable to wait for up to three mailing days. In this way, you can make sure that it is a real delay and not something unexpected