When Do Welfare Checks Arrive?

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As of 2014, Supplemental Security Income is paid on the first day of every month. If the first day of the month falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is paid the banking day before.

Social Security disability insurance is generally paid on the second, third or fourth Wednesday of the month. This is based, as of 2014, on the birthday of the recipient.

As of 2014, a person receives the first unemployment benefit check a few weeks after the initial claim. In some states, the recipient receives benefits after the first week of unemployment. Once an unemployment claim is approved, the claimant can file for payment weekly online, by phone or by mail. Regular unemployment benefits are paid for a maximum of 26 weeks in most states.