In this article, we look at the calendar for February 2024 and explain the various pay dates for the month. The Social Security Administration sends SSI and SSDI payments at various times, depending on certain factors like your date of birth.
The day you get paid depends on your birth date, when you started receiving benefits, and the type of disability insurance you have.
February 2024 Disability Payment Schedule
When will my SSDI check arrive in February 2024?
|If your birth date falls between:||Your SSDI benefit is paid:|
|1st – 10th of the month||Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024|
|11th – 20th of the month||Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024|
|21st – 31st of the month||Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024|
The schedule for SSDI payments is based on your birth date. If your birthday falls between the 1st and 10th of the month, your payments are sent on the second Wednesday of the month. If your birthday falls between the 11th and 20th, you’ll receive payment on the third Wednesday. If your birthday is between the 21st and the 31st, payments are made on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
When will my SSI check arrive in February 2024?
SSI benefits are paid on the 1st of each month, with some exceptions. If the 1st lands on a weekend or federal holiday, payment is sent on the preceding business day.
February SSI benefits will be paid on Thursday, Feb. 01, 2024.
There can be payment exceptions if the payment date lands on a weekend or federal holiday.
Weekend Exception: For SSI payments, if the 1st of the month lands on a weekend, the SSI payment will be sent on the previous business day. This means that sometimes you can receive two SSI payments in the same month (and the next month will be skipped).
Federal Holiday Exception: If your SSDI payment date lands on a Federal holiday, benefits will be paid on the previous business day.
Receiving Both SSDI and SSI: If you are receiving both SSDI and SSI, your SSDI benefit is paid on the 3rd of the month, and your SSI payment is paid on the 1st.
Claims Filed Before May 1997: Recipients who filed for benefits before May 1997 are paid on the 3rd of each month.
What day is my February 2024 payment?
Let’s take a look at the payment dates for February 2024 and see if there are any upcoming exceptions caused by weekends or holidays.
Feb. 01: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is paid on the first of each month. You can expect your SSI payment to arrive on Thursday, Feb. 01, 2024.
Feb. 02 (early payment): This month, Feb. 03 lands on a weekend, so SSDI benefits will be paid to this group on Friday, Feb. 02 instead.
SSDI payments on this day are sent to two specific groups (usually on the 3rd of each month):
- Beneficiaries who filed a claim before May 1997
- Beneficiaries who receive both SSDI and SSI at the same time
All other beneficiaries are assigned a payment day based on their birth date.
Feb. 14: If your birthday falls between the 1st – 10th of the month, you can expect your payment on Feb. 14 (the 2nd Wednesday of the month). Happy Valentine’s Day!
Feb. 21: If your birth date falls between the 11th – 20th, you will get paid on Feb. 21 (the 3rd Wednesday of the month).
Feb. 28: If your birthday lands between the 21st – 31st, you can expect your payment on Feb. 28 (the 4th Wednesday of the month).
Receiving your benefit payments
When you file an SSDI or SSI claim, you will be asked to choose a payment method. You can receive your benefit payments via debit card or direct deposit.
Direct Express Debit Card
You can also choose to receive your benefits through a Direct Express debit card. The card lets you access your benefits and use the money to shop, pay bills, or get cash.
The Direct Express Mastercard lets you access your benefit payments without needing a bank account. Your federal payment goes right into your card account, and your monthly funds are ready on the same day.
To sign up, you will need to provide your date of birth, Social Security number, and SSDI/SSI claim number.
Direct deposit is the safest and most convenient way to receive your SSDI or SSI payments. This option sends the money straight to your bank account. You can sign up online at Go Direct or by calling 1-800-333-1795.
You can also log in to your mySocialSecurity account and update your payment preferences. Once set up, the payment is automatically deposited into your account each month, and the money can be used that same day.
Is your payment late?
Delays are rare, but mistakes sometimes happen. If you haven’t received your payment, please wait three business days before contacting the SSA.