While the Social Security Administration continues the distribution of August payments, it’s time to anticipate the upcoming dispatch of September benefits. On a monthly basis, the SSA disburses benefits to retired workers and survivors, encompassing children, spouses, widows, widowers, and parents of deceased beneficiaries.
Moreover, the SSA also delivers disability benefits through both the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Supplemental Security Income payments are slated for issuance on the initial day of each month. Yet, should the first day coincide with a Saturday or Sunday, the payment is moved ahead to the final Friday of the preceding month.
The Schedule for Social Security Payments
On the third day of each month, beneficiaries who initiated their payment receipt prior to May 1997 receive their funds from the SSA. For individuals concurrently receiving Social Security benefits (retirement, survivor, or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SSI payments are dispatched on the first day of the month, while Social Security checks are processed on the third day.
Subsequent payments are distributed on Wednesdays, corresponding to the birthdates of the beneficiaries:
- On the second Wednesday: retirees born from the 1st to the 10th of the month.
- On the third Wednesday: beneficiaries with birthdates falling between the 11th and 20th of the month.
- On the fourth Wednesday: retirees born between the 21st and 31st of the month.
Payments are transmitted through direct deposit to individuals who have furnished a bank account to the SSA. Alternatively, they are dispatched via standard mail, which could result in additional delivery time. In the event that the payment date coincides with a federal holiday, benefits will be disbursed on the preceding day.
Who Qualifies for the $914 Social Security Direct Payments on September 1st?.
Considering the established SSA payment timetable, disbursements for recipients enrolled in the Supplemental Security Income program are slated for September 1st.
The remaining September Social Security payments will be distributed according to the following schedule:
- September 13: Beneficiaries born between the 1st and 10th of the month
- September 20: Beneficiaries born between September 11 and 20
- September 27: Beneficiaries born between the 21st and 31st of the month
- September 29: SSI recipients (payment covering the month of October)
The typical monthly SSI payments hover around $550. The exact benefits are computed individually, thus they differ among recipients. For a single individual, the highest monthly SSI payment stands at $914, while for a married couple eligible for the program, it reaches $1,371.
Payment issuance for individuals who commenced receiving benefits prior to May 1997 will likewise occur through mailing on September 1.