The average Social Security check is $1,657 per month.
Retired, low income and disabled Americans are helped by the government through the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Each person receives their Social Security payment on a Wednesday, but which one depends on their birth date.
If you were born between the 1st and 10th of the month, the payment will be made on the second Wednesday of each month.
While if you were born from the 11th to the 20th of the month, you then receive it on the third Wednesday every month.
Finally, those who were born from the 21st to the 31st of each month get their payment on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries are people who’s disability doesn’t allow them to work anymore, and mainly they have the same schedule as normal Social Security payments, but they must’ve started claiming their benefits after 1997.
Supplemental Security Income claimers get their payment on the first day each month, but if it falls on a weekend, they’ll get it the previous working day.
Most seniors can claim Social Security benefits as soon as they turn 62 years old.
Social Security and SSDI dates will be:
The average Social Security check in the country is for $1,657, while it could be worth up to $4,194.
SSDI claimers that started before 1997 are scheduled to be paid the third day of each month, so this time it’ll be Wednesday, August 3rd.
The maximum worth of an SSDI payment is much more difficult to calculate, as they’re other variables involved.
For the Supplemental Security Income payments, the date will be Monday August 1.
The average SSI benefit is at $621 per month, with the maximum reaching up to $841.
The main reason that payments are delayed, is that beneficiaries change address or their bank information and forget to update the SSA.
The SSA recommends that you wait three business days for your check to arrive prior to contacting the agency.