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 have a limited source of income. SSI benefits are paid monthly.

If you receive 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.



For those receiving only SSI, here is your monthly payment schedule for 2024:

For the month of Payment Date Notes
January Dec. 31, 2024 The first day of the month is a holiday.
February February 1, 2024  
March March 1, 2024  
April April 1, 2024  
May May 1, 2024  
June June 1, 2024 The first day of the month falls on a weekend.
July May 31, 2024  
August August 1, 2024  
September August 30, 2024 The first day of the month falls on a weekend.
October September 30, 2024  
November November 1, 2024  
December November 29, 2024 The first day of the month falls on a weekend.


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, 2024  
February February 2, 2024 The payment date falls on a weekend.
March March 1, 2024 The payment date falls on a weekend.
April April 3, 2024  
May May 3, 2024  
June June 3, 2024  
July July 3, 2020  
August August 2, 2024 The payment date falls on a weekend. 
September September 3, 2024     
October October 3, 2024  
November November 1, 2024 The payment date falls on a weekend.
December December 3, 2024  



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

For one, the SSA office processing your payment could have a prolonged processing time. 

Remember that about 67 million Americans are 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Outdated SSA records can also cause a delay in your SSI benefit check.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 changes, you must report such changes to the SSA.

If your payment hasn’t arrived according to schedule, contacting the SSA directly is best. 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.


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 2024 is available on the SSA site.

A person who gets SSI payment.


After accounting for the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), your SSI benefit in 2024 is 3.2% higher than last year. 

Eligible individuals can receive up to $943 per month or $11,321.49 per year. While an eligible couple can get up to $1,415 per month or $16,980.36 a year. On the other hand, SSI benefits for an essential person can be up to $472 per month or $5,673.73 per year.

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