A schedule of Social Security benefit payments can be found on the Social Security's website, ssa.gov. Anyone who applied for Social Security benefits on or before April 30, 1997, or individuals who receive both SSI and Social Security receive benefits on the third of the month.
If the date of the application for benefits was after April 30, 1997, the payments are received based on the applicant's date of birth. If a person's birthday lies between the first and 10th day of the month, the payment is on the second Wednesday of the month. If a person's birthday is on days 11 through 20 of the month, the payment is on the third Wednesday of the month. If the birthday is on day 21 through the end of the month, the payment is the fourth Wednesday of the month.