The Social Security Administration sends different checks to United States citizens. Of these different checks, some are for retirees, some are for people with disabilities, and some are for different groups. What is certain is that any retiree who receives a Social Security check can be assured that the Administration will send it on the announced date.
Each of the different checks has a different payment day as well. Within the usual retirements, whether disability or age-based, the Social Security Administration sends payment on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. In the same manner and with equal timeliness, SSA sends Supplemental Security Income checks to its beneficiaries who have this payment accepted on the 1st of each month.
This is true with few exceptions. There is only one exception to this, and that is when the 1st of the month falls on a weekend or holiday. In these cases, the payment is made on the immediately preceding business day. Thanks to this rule, knowing the day on which we will receive any of the SSA payments is very easy.
Because of this exception, the month of December has 2 different Supplemental Security Income payments. These payments pertain to both December and January.
Why won’t I receive Supplemental Security Income from Social Security in January?
The reason Supplemental Security Income recipients will not receive a benefit in January is due to the irregularity of the calendar. This irregularity means that January 1 is both a holiday and a weekend. Therefore, the Social Security Administration cannot send the check with the amount on the same day.
So for that reason in December there is a double payment of the SSI benefit. This does not mean that we have another extra payment, but simply that the January payment is sent in December.
Knowing this we can conclude that it is possible to receive up to 3 different payments from Social Security within days in December. If we have Direct Deposit activated, we can have the benefit the same day the check is sent. So on the 1st of December we receive the first check of the month. On the 30th we would receive the last one, pertaining to January 2023 SSI. The second of all these checks would be on one of these days:
- December 14th.
- December 21st.
- December 28th.
Depending on the day of birth, each retiree receives his or her Social Security benefit on one of these days. But we are talking about the retirement or disability check, not the SSI check.