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The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a specific method to schedule monthly SSDI and SSI benefits. The payment date is based on a few different factors, such as your birth date, when you started receiving benefits, and the type of disability insurance you have.

Keep reading to find out when your SSDI payment will arrive.

September 2024 Disability Payment Schedule

Sept. 2024 - SSDI & SSI Payment Schedule

Will my SSDI check come early in September 2024?

If your birthday falls between:Your SSDI benefit is paid:
1st – 10th of the monthWednesday, Sept. 11, 2024
11th – 20th of the monthWednesday, Sept. 18, 2024
21st – 31st of the monthWednesday, Sept. 25, 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 be paid on the third Wednesday of the month. 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 September 2024?

Good news! Your Sept. 2024 SSI check will come early!

September 2024 benefits will be paid on Friday, Aug. 30, 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 previous business day.

That’s exactly what happens in Sept. 2024.

September 1st lands on a weekend, so the September SSI benefit is actually paid on Aug. 30, the previous Friday.

September 2024 does not have an SSI payment since recipients are paid twice in August.

More About Exceptions

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).

Claims Prior to 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 September 2024 payment?

Let’s walk through the month of September 2024 and look at the different payment dates, including some upcoming exceptions caused by weekends and holidays. 

Sept. 01: No SSI payment this month. Since Sept. 1st lands on a weekend, payments are sent on Aug. 30th instead. Your Sept. 2024 SSI check will arrive early!

Sept. 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.

Sept. 11: Expect an 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.

Sept. 18: SSDI benefits are paid to beneficiaries with a birth date that falls between the 11th – 20th of the month. This group gets paid on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Sept. 25: Beneficiaries with a birthday that lands between the 21st – 31st are paid on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Receiving your benefit payments

Federal law mandates that SSDI and SSI payments are paid electronically. You can choose to receive your benefit payments in one of two ways:

  • Direct Deposit
  • Direct Express Debit Mastercard

Direct Deposit

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, by calling 1-800-333-1795, or by logging in to your mySocialSecurity account and selecting Payment Method. Once set up, the payment is automatically deposited into your account each month, and the money can be used that same day.

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.

Signing up for the card is easy – just call the Direct Express hotline at 1-800-333-1795. You will need to provide your date of birth, Social Security number, and SSDI/SSI claim number.

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.

  1. First, contact your bank. There may be a delay in posting your payment. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 

Delays can be caused by SSA staffing shortages or holidays, so it’s advised to wait three business days before following up with the SSA. The SSA will review your claim and if the payment has been lost or stolen, don’t worry – it will be replaced.