SSI Payments Calendar for 2022

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal cash assistance program administered by the Social Security Administration. It benefits people who are over 65 years old, disabled, or blind, and has a limited source of income. SSI benefits are paid monthly.

If you are receiving SSI benefits due to disability, age, or blindness, expect to receive your payments on the first day of every month. But if you’re receiving SSI along with other social security benefits, your SSI payment will still be sent on the same schedule and the other benefits will be paid every 3rd day of the month.

However, if your payment date falls on a weekend or a holiday, your benefit check will be sent on the last working day immediately preceding.

SSI Payment Dates for 2022

SSI Only

For those receiving only SSI, here is your monthly payment schedule for 2022:

For the month of Payment Date Notes
January Dec. 31, 2021 The first day of the month is a holiday.
February February 1, 2022  
March March 1, 2022  
April April 1, 2022  
May April 29, 2022 The first day of the month falls on a weekend.
June June 1, 2022  
July July 1, 2022  
August August 1, 2022  
September September 1, 2022  
October September 30, 2022 The first day of the month falls on a weekend.
November November 1, 2022  
December December 1, 2022  

SSI Plus Other SSA Benefits

If you are receiving SSI in addition to other social security benefits like retirement survivor or disability benefits, expect to receive your benefit check on the following dates:


For the month of Payment Date Notes
January January 3, 2022  
February February 3, 2022  
March March 3, 2022  
April April 1, 2022 The payment date falls on a weekend.
May May 3, 2022  
June June 3, 2022  
July July 1, 2020 The payment date falls on a weekend.
August August 3, 2022  
September September 2, 2022    The payment date falls on a weekend.
October October 3, 2022  
November November 3, 2022  
December December 2, 2022 The payment date falls on a weekend.
A wallet with a few dollars and a social security card.

My SSI Payment Hasn’t Arrived Yet. What Should I Do?

There are a variety of reasons why an SSI check could get delayed.

For one, the SSA office processing your payment could have a very slow processing time. Remember that there are about 65 million Americans receiving social security benefits every month. Thus, a delay in processing time is sometimes inevitable.

Outdated SSA records can also cause a delay in your SSI benefit check. The same is true if you fail to update your banking details. If the bank account receiving your payments change, you need to report such changes to the SSA.

If your payment hasn’t arrived according to schedule, it’s best to contact the SSA directly. The agency, however, advises waiting for at least three days before visiting their office. You can also log in to your SSI online account to know why your SSI benefit check got delayed.

2022 Payment Dates for Other Social Security Benefits

Social security payment dates for benefits other than SSI are determined based on your birthday.

  • If you are born on the 1st through the 10th of the month, your payments will arrive every second Wednesday of the month.
  • For social security beneficiaries born on the 11th through the 20th of the month, you will be paid every third Wednesday of the month.
  • If your birthday falls after the 20th of the month, expect to receive your benefits every fourth Wednesday of the month.

As with SSI, if your payment schedule falls on a weekend or holiday, you will be paid on the last working day immediately preceding. A comprehensive social security payment calendar for 2022 is available here.

How Much SSI Benefits Can I Receive?

After accounting for the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), your SSI benefit for 2022 is 5.9% higher than last year. 

Eligible individuals can receive up to $841 per month or $10,092.40 per year. While an eligible couple can get up to $1,261 per month or $15,136.93 a year. SSI benefits for an essential person, on the other hand, can be up to $421 per month or $5,057.77 per year.

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