SSI is due on July 1, but the Social Security payment schedule brings a surprise for August

By Elena Cordelia

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SSI is due on July 1

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a vital program for many people in the United States. If you or someone you know receives SSI, it’s important to stay updated on when payments are coming. This guide will help you understand the payment schedule for SSI and what to expect in the coming months.

When SSI Payments Are Made

Usual Payment Schedule

SSI payments are usually sent out on the first day of each month. However, if the first day falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the payment date might change. In such cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will send the payment a day or two earlier.


July 1 Payment

For July, all SSI recipients will get their payment on July 1. This includes those receiving checks or direct deposits.

Additional Payments and Eligibility

Receiving More Money

Some SSI recipients may also receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or retirement benefits. These additional payments can come on different days. For example, some people might get a payment on July 3 if they qualify for both SSI and SSDI.


Payment Amounts

The amount of money you receive can vary:

  • Individuals: Up to $943
  • Married Couples: Up to $1,415
  • Average Payment: $697 as of May 2024

August and September Payments

August Payments

In August, SSI payments will follow the usual schedule. The regular SSI payday will be on August 1.


Double Payments in August

There will be a special case in August. Because the September 1 payment date falls on a weekend, SSI payments for September will be sent on August 30. This means recipients will get two payments in August and none in September.

Planning Ahead

It’s important to plan your finances carefully. The extra payment in August needs to last through September since there will be no payment that month.


Staying informed about your SSI payments can help you manage your finances better. Remember, if the first of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday, you might get your payment earlier. This year, watch out for the double payment in August and plan accordingly.


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Elena Cordelia

Elena is a seasoned tax consultant with a decade of expertise in income tax management. Graduating with top honors in Finance, she embarked on a career journey focused on simplifying tax complexities. Elena's insightful articles on provide practical guidance to taxpayers.

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