September Social Security payments will begin distribution later this week, but this applies only to a specific group of recipients. For all others, there’s a waiting period of two to four more weeks before their payments are issued. If you’re a beneficiary of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your payment will be deposited on September 1, aligning with the initial batch of September payments.
If your payment doesn’t arrive on Friday, there’s a logical explanation. The Social Security Administration doesn’t send out all the checks at once; instead, they are distributed in several rounds throughout the month. Your payment might be scheduled for a different time, contingent upon your date of birth. We’re here to assist you in determining your Social Security payment’s expected arrival and explaining how this date is established. If you’ve recently started receiving Social Security benefits, we’ll also guide you on the optimal time to commence receiving your benefits and how you can potentially delay them to receive a larger sum later.
Wondering when you’ll receive your September Social Security payment? Here’s the breakdown of the schedule for the month:
- September 1: Social Security payments for individuals who have been receiving benefits since before May 1997.
- September 13: Social Security payments for those born between the 1st and 10th of any month.
- September 20: Social Security payments for individuals born between the 11th and 20th of any month.
- September 27: Social Security payments for those with birthdays falling between the 21st and 31st of any month.
How does the Social Security Administration determine payment dates? Normally, payments are disbursed on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The day you receive your payment hinges on your birth date:
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- If your birthday falls between the 1st and 10th of the month, your payment will be sent on the second Wednesday.
- If your birthday falls between the 11th and 20th of the month, your payment will be sent on the third Wednesday.
- If your birthday falls between the 21st and 31st of the month, your payment will be sent on the fourth Wednesday.
For SSI recipients, payments generally arrive on the first day of each month, with some exceptions as outlined below.
What if you receive both Social Security and SSI? The payment schedule is different in this case. If you began receiving Social Security benefits before May 1997 or if you’re a recipient of both Social Security and SSI, your payment dates will be adjusted. Instead of receiving payments on a Wednesday, your Social Security payment will arrive on the third day of each month, and your SSI payment will be deposited on the first day of each month.
However, these payment dates can change if the first or third day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday. For instance, if the 1st of July falls on a Saturday, SSI beneficiaries will receive their July payments on June 30, and Social Security payments should have been deposited on July 3.
What should you do if your check doesn’t arrive on the expected date? If your payment hasn’t arrived based on your birth date or other circumstances, the Social Security Administration advises waiting an additional three mailing days before taking action. If the payment is still not received, you can reach out to a representative at 800-772-1213. The SSA suggests that shorter wait times are usually experienced between Wednesday and Friday and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekday afternoons.