As of October 1, 2023, the Social Security Administration (SSA) payment schedule dictates that all SSA beneficiaries can expect to receive their payments on this date, regardless of the delivery date. If you do not receive your SSA payment by October 1, 2023, please contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) immediately. For inquiries regarding your Social Security benefit, you can reach out to the SSA at https://www.ssa.gov/.
Social Security Payment Schedule 2023
The SSA disburses Social Security benefits on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The specific date of the first of every month is reserved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
Here is the breakdown of SSA payment dates based on your date of birth:
- If you were born between the 1st and 10th of the month, your Social Security payment arrives on the second Wednesday of every month.
- If your birthday falls between November 11 and November 20, your payment will be sent on the third Wednesday of the month.
- If your birthday falls between December 21 and December 31, you will receive your payment on every month’s fourth Wednesday.
Below is the 2023 schedule for Social Security payments
- 2nd week: [Date]
- 3rd week: [Date]
- 4th week: [Date]
- 11 January
- 18 January
- 25 January
- 08 February
- 15 February
- 22 February
- 08 March
- 15 March
- 22 March
- 12 April
- 19 April
- 26 April
- 10 May
- 17 May
- 24 May
- 14 June
- 21 June
- 28 June
- 12 July
- 19 July
- 26 July
- 09 August
- 16 August
- 23 August
- 13 September
- 20 September
- 27 September
- 08 October
- 18 October
- 25 October
- 11 November
- 15 November
- 22 November
- 13 December
- 20 December
- 27 December
To ensure you receive your SSA payment on time, consider the following steps:
- Update your payment method: If your address or bank account information is incorrect, update it at least two weeks before the next payment is due.
- Contact the SSA: If your payments are not received on time, get in touch with the Social Security Administration immediately.
- Wait for mailed checks: If you still receive paper checks and live in the US, wait three business days after the usual mailing date before taking any action. If the check doesn’t arrive by then, contact the SSA to investigate your case and issue a replacement payment if necessary.
To check your Social Payment Status, follow these steps:
- Visit https://www.ssa.gov to access the SSA website.
- Choose the “My Social Security” tab.
- Register a new account or sign in to an existing one.
- Select “Benefits” from the menu.
- Under “My Benefits,” select “SSI.”
- Scroll down to the “Payment History” column to view your most recent SSI payment status.
If you receive both Social Security and SSI benefits, the Social Security benefit is paid on the third Wednesday of each month, while the SSI payment is paid on the first of each month.
In 2023, Social Security recipients will receive an 8.7% increase in benefits, the largest in 40 years, despite high inflation. This change, which started in January, raised benefits by an average of over $140 per month. The average monthly Social Security income for retirees in 2023 increased to $1,827 from $1,681 in 2022.
Eligibility for Social Security benefits includes being:
- 62 years of age or older
- Having worked and contributed to Social Security for at least ten years.
Employee children may also be eligible for a monthly stipend if they are:
- 18 or 19 years old and enrolled full-time in elementary or high school
- Have a disability, regardless of age.