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Wondering when your October 2024 payment will arrive?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) schedules monthly SSDI and SSI payments based on your specific information. The day you get paid depends on your birth date, when you first applied for benefits, and the type of disability insurance you’re enrolled in. Keep reading to find out when your October 2024 disability payment will arrive.

October 2024 Disability Payment Schedule

October 2024 - SSDI & SSI Payment Schedule

Will my SSDI check come early in October 2024?

If your birthday falls between:Your SSDI benefit is paid:
1st – 10th of the monthWednesday, Oct. 09, 2024
11th – 20th of the monthWednesday, Oct. 16, 2024
21st – 31st of the monthWednesday, Oct. 23, 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 of the month. And if your birthday is from the 21st to the 31st, payments are made on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Will my SSI check come early in October 2024?

SSI benefits are paid on the 1st of each month, with some exceptions.

October 2024 SSI benefits will be paid on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2024.


There can be payment exceptions if the payment date lands on a weekend or federal holiday.

Federal Holiday Exception: If your SSDI payment date lands on a Federal holiday, benefits will be paid one day earlier.

Weekend Exception: For SSI payments, if the 1st of the month lands on a weekend, the SSI payment will be sent on the Friday before the 1st. This means that sometimes you can receive two SSI payments in the same month (and the next month will be skipped). If the 1st lands on a federal holiday, payments are sent on the previous business day.

Claims Filed Before May 1997: Recipients who filed for benefits before May 1997 are paid on the 3rd of each month. For this group, the birth date is not used to determine the payment date. 

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.

What day is my October 2024 payment?

Let’s take a look at the payment dates for October 2024 and make sure there aren’t any upcoming exceptions caused by weekends or holidays. 

Oct. 01: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is paid on the first of each month. You can expect your SSI payment to arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2024.

Oct. 03: The following groups receive their SSDI payment on the 3rd of each month (unless the day lands on a holiday or weekend):

  • Beneficiaries who receive both SSDI and SSI
  • Beneficiaries who filed a claim before May 1997

All other beneficiaries are assigned a payment day based on their birth date.

Oct. 09: You can expect your SSDI payment on this day if your birthday falls between the 1st – 10th of the month. This group is paid on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Oct. 16: SSDI benefits are paid on the 18th if your birth date falls between the 11th – 20th. This group gets paid on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Oct. 23: If your birthday lands between the 21st – 31st, you will be paid on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Receiving your benefit payments

SSDI and SSI payments are paid electronically, and paper checks are no longer sent to new applicants. You can choose to receive your benefit payments in one of two ways:

  • Direct Express Debit Mastercard
  • Direct Express Debit

Direct Express Debit Card

If you don’t have a bank account, you can still get your benefits through the 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 card 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, call the Direct Express hotline at 1-800-333-1795. You will need to provide your SSN, date of birth, and SSDI/SSI benefits claim number.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is the recommended way to receive your SSDI or SSI payments. This option deposits the money directly into your bank account. You can sign up online at Go Direct, by calling 1-800-333-1795, or by logging in to your online SSA account and updating your payment method preferences. Once set up, the payment is automatically deposited into your account each month, and the money can be used that same day.

How to report a lost or missing payment

Social Security benefits are usually paid on time, but there can be instances when they are late. Delays might occur if you recently applied for benefits, or recently updated your address or banking details.

If you don’t receive your monthly payment, there are a few steps to take.

First, contact your bank. There may be a delay in posting your payment. Also, if you’re on an older plan and still receiving paper checks in the mail, you should allow an extra three days in case the mail is delayed.

If you still need to report a late or missing Social Security payment, call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. You can also contact your local Social Security office for assistance.