Wondering when to expect your March 2024 disability payment? Learn about the various SSDI and SSI payment dates for the month. The day you get paid depends on the date you were born, the type of disability insurance, and when you first filed a claim.
Keep reading to learn how the SSA schedules disability payments for March 2024.
March 2024 Disability Payment Schedule
Will my SSDI check come early in March 2024?
|If your birth date falls between:||Your SSDI benefit is paid:|
|1st – 10th of the month||Wednesday, March 13, 2024|
|11th – 20th of the month||Wednesday, March 20, 2024|
|21st – 31st of the month||Wednesday, March 27, 2024|
For most people, 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.
Will my SSI check come early in March 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.
March SSI benefits will be paid on Friday, March 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 March 2024 payment?
Let’s take a look at the payment dates for March 2024 and see if there are any upcoming exceptions caused by weekends or holidays.
March 01: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is paid on the first of each month. You can expect your SSI payment to arrive on Friday, March 01, 2024.
March 01 (early payment): This month, March 03 falls on a weekend, so SSDI benefits will be paid on Friday, March 01 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.
March 13: If your birthday falls between the 1st – 10th of the month, you can expect your payment on March 13 (the 2nd Wednesday of the month).
March 20: If your birth date falls between the 11th – 20th, you will get paid on March 20 (the 3rd Wednesday of the month).
March 27: If your birthday lands between the 21st – 31st, you can expect your payment on March 27 (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
The Direct Express Mastercard lets you access your benefit payments without needing a bank account. Your benefit payment is added to your card balance, and your monthly funds are ready on the same day.
Direct deposit is the safest and most convenient way to receive your SSDI or SSI payments. This option sends the money straight to your checking or savings account.
Once direct deposit is set up, the payment is automatically deposited into your account each month.
Please note: Delays are rare, but mistakes sometimes happen. If you haven’t received your payment, please wait three business days before contacting the SSA.