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Long-time recipients of Social Security and those who receive both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income will see their first check with the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment arrive on Tuesday. If you’re wondering when Social Security payments arrive each month, we’ll answer all those questions and more below.
Theis the annual benefit modification the SSA uses to ensure its payments keep up with inflation. This year’s increase of 8.7% is the highest increase in nearly 40 years. Curious about how much the COLA increase will impact your check? You can using your My Social Security account. In , you’ll get your .
For those who receive, you received your on Dec. 30.
Read on to find out when you’ll get your Social Security check this month and how your payment date is determined. Just started receiving Social Security payments? Here’s. Also, here’s the and .
The Social Security Administration sends out payments on three different Wednesdays of each month — the second, third and fourth. On which Wednesday you receive your money depends on your birth date. Payments for SSI recipients generally arrive on the first of each month (see below). We’ll break it down.
If you received Social Security benefits before May 1997, or if you receive both Social Security and SSI, the payment schedule is different. Instead of getting your payments on a Wednesday, you’ll receive your Social Security payment on the third day of each month and your SSI on the first day of each month.
However, those payment dates change if the first or third day of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday. Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday this year, so SSI recipients received their January payments a day early on Dec. 30 and their Social Security payment on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Because of this calendar configuration, SSI beneficiaries won’t receive an SSI check in January.
The January checks will include your first COLA increase for 2023. Here’s the January schedule (PDF) for when you could get your Social Security check and/or SSI money:
If your check doesn’t arrive on the date listed above based on your birth date or other circumstances, the Social Security Administration says to wait three additional mailing days before calling. If you still haven’t received it, you can then call 800-772-1213 to speak with a representative.
The SSA notes that wait times to speak with a representative are shorter Wednesday through Friday and later in the day (between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time).
While you wait, you can also access your ssa.gov/myaccount.by visiting
We update this story each month as the payment dates change.
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