As of 2015, Social Services typically pays out benefits once a month, depending on the state. Schedules vary depending on the program, so beneficiaries should check at the national Social Security website for lists of state agencies and programs.
Two examples of monthly payment schedules include the State of Indiana Family and Social Service Administration's payments for the U.S. Food program and the state of Washington's repetitive calendar for adoption support.
Indiana makes payments to each recipient of the food program on the same day of each month based on the first letter of the recipient's last name. As of 2015, payment dates start on the fifth and go through the 23rd. They are separated by two-day time intervals.
Washington makes payments for all participants in its adoption program on a single day of the month. The day varies throughout the year.