When Do Social Security Payments Get Sent Out?


Quick Answer

Generally, Social Security payments are paid out on the third of each month if the person applied for benefits before April 30, 1997. These payments also include Supplemental Security Income. If the application date was after April 30, 1997, the payments are received based on birthdate.

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If the birthday of a person lies between the first and 10th day of the month, the payment occurs on the second Wednesday of the month. If the birthday lies on days 11 through 20, the payment goes out on the third Wednesday of the month. If the birthday occurs on day 21 or beyond, the payment date is the fourth Wednesday of the month.

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