The payments of June’s Social Security benefits is set to commence in the upcoming week. Currently, two batches have already been dispatched, catering to individuals who have been receiving payments since prior to May 1997, those enrolled in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, and individuals with birthdates falling between June 1 and June 10.
The administration distributes payments in multiple phases throughout the month. Continue reading to discover the estimated arrival date of your Social Security payment and understand the factors influencing the determination of your payment schedule. The timing of your Social Security check is determined by the Social Security Administration, taking into account the duration of your Social Security recipient status and your date of birth.
When Can I Expect to Receive My June Social Security Check?
Are you a recent beneficiary of Social Security? Gain insights into the optimal time to initiate your benefits, and learn about the possibility of delaying them for a higher payout in the future. Refer to the following schedule (PDF) to determine when you can expect to receive your Social Security check and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) funds in June.
- June 2: Social Security payments for individuals who receive both SSI and Social Security benefits, or have been receiving Social Security payments since before May 1997.
- June 14: Social Security payments for individuals with birthdays falling between the 1st and 10th of any month.
- June 21: Social Security payments for individuals with birthdays falling between the 11th and 20th of any month.
- June 28: Social Security payments for individuals with birthdays falling between the 21st and 31st of any month.
Please consult the provided schedule to determine the specific date on which you can expect your June Social Security payment.
Determining Social Security Payment Dates: The Process Unveiled
The Social Security Administration follows a consistent pattern of disbursing payments on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of every month. The specific day you receive your check is determined based on your birthdate.
Here’s a breakdown of the payment schedule:
- If your birthday falls between the 1st and 10th of the month, your payment will be sent out on the second Wednesday of the month.
- If your birthday falls between the 11th and 20th of the month, your payment will be sent out on the third Wednesday of the month.
- If your birthday falls between the 21st and 31st of the month, your payment will be sent out on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
For recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), payments generally arrive on the first day of each month, with a few exceptions that we will discuss in more detail below.
Delays in Receiving Your Check: What to Do When the Expected Date Passes
In the event that your check fails to arrive at the designated date as per your birthdate or other circumstances, the Social Security Administration advises waiting for an additional three mailing days before taking further action.
If the check still hasn’t been received, you can seek assistance by contacting a representative at 800-772-1213. Please note that the SSA mentions relatively shorter wait times on Wednesdays through Fridays, as well as between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekday afternoons.
Additionally, you have the option to conveniently access your Social Security benefits online, offering an alternative means to manage and review your payment status.
Receiving Both Social Security and SSI: What You Need to Know
In the case of individuals who started receiving Social Security benefits before May 1997 or those who receive both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a distinct payment schedule is implemented. Instead of the typical Wednesday disbursement, Social Security payments are issued on the third day of each month, while SSI payments are disbursed on the first day of each month.
However, it’s important to note that the payment dates may undergo adjustments if the first or third day of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday. For example, if April 1 falls on a Saturday, SSI recipients would receive their April payments a day earlier on March 31, while their Social Security payment would be issued on April 3.
What Should You Do If Your Social Security Check Doesn’t Arrive at the Expected Date?
- Wait three business days: The Social Security Administration (SSA) recommends waiting three mailing days before contacting the office if your payment is delayed. Sometimes, there can be delays in processing or mailing the checks. It’s best to give it a few days to see if the payment arrives.
- Review the Social Security benefits schedule: Social Security payments are typically made on a specific schedule based on your date of birth. The payment dates are usually on the second, third, or fourth Wednesday of the month, depending on your birthdate. There are exceptions for those who started receiving benefits before 1997. Make sure you are aware of the correct payment date for your benefit.
- Contact the SSA: If it has been at least three days since you should have received your payment and you still haven’t received it, you can contact the SSA. You can call your local Social Security office or dial 1-800-772-1213 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to reach the national office. They will be able to assist you and provide information about your payment.
When Should I Expect My Payment in July 2023?
As every month, the payment schedule is already previously established for the month of July 2023. The first payment from SSI recipients actually arrives on June 30th, but on July 3rd the check for the group that started receiving payments before May 1997 will be delivered.
Later, on July 12, beneficiaries with a date of birth between the 1st and the 10th of the month will have the pleasant news of seeing the corresponding payment arrive. On July 19, the checks of those born between the 11th and the 20th will be delivered. Finally, on July 26, those born between the 21st and the 31st will be paid.
Today, the average Social Security payment is $1,836.06, according to SSA data: 74% of recipients are retired workers and there are about 66 million Americans. The maximum was $4,555. For SSI beneficiaries, the average monthly payment in May was $675.10, while the maximum is $1,371 for couples filling their taxes together.