Social Security Payment Schedule for 2017 and 2018

The Social Security Administration has released the 2017 and 2018 payment schedules for Social Security benefits. When you receive your payment depends on a few factors, most notably your date of birth.

When Can I Expect My Payment?

The schedule breaks down as follows:

  • If your birth date falls on the 1st – 10th day of the month, benefits are paid on the 2nd Wednesday.
  • If your birth date falls on the 11th – 20th day of the month, benefits are paid on the 3rd Wednesday.
  • If your birth date falls on the 21st – 31st day of the month, benefits are paid on the 4th Wednesday.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you will receive your payments on the 1st of each month. The exception is when the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday. In this case, you’ll receive your payment on the preceding Friday.

Beneficiaries Receiving Benefits Prior to May 1997 or Receiving Both Social Security and SSI Payments

For beneficiaries that started receiving benefits before May 1997, or if you receive both Social Security benefits and SSI payments, you will receive your payments on the 3rd of each month. If the 3rd falls on a weekend or holiday, you will receive your payment on the preceding Friday.

If you do not receive your payment on your specified day or date, the Social Security Administration asks that you wait three mailing days before contacting them.

Please view the full 2017 schedule here and view the full 2018 schedule here.

If you believe you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits, Shifrin Newman Smith Inc. can help determine if you are eligible. Contact us on our website or call us at 877-351-2086.

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