If you receive or expect to receive Social Security benefits, you may want to know when they are going to be paid every month. In this article, we explain how payment dates for Social Security benefits are set and list the payment dates for each month in 2023.
The payment schedule for Social Security benefits depends on the type of benefit. Retirement, disability, and survivor benefits are paid depending on the recipient’s birthdate. SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits are paid on a different schedule.
For beneficiaries who began receiving benefits after May 1997, Social Security retirement and disability (as well as survivors) benefits are distributed on one of three Wednesdays each month. The exact Wednesday depends on the recipient’s birth date. Specifically:
If the Wednesday of regularly scheduled payment delivery falls on a Federal legal holiday, benefits will be paid on the first preceding day that is not a Federal legal holiday.
For beneficiaries who began receiving benefits prior to May 1997, benefits are paid on the third of the month regardless of birth date.
Dependents who receive benefits based on somebody else’s work record will receive them on the same day as the worker.
The payment schedule for Supplemental Security Income benefits is much simpler. SSI benefits are distributed on the first of each month. If the first falls on a weekend, the benefits are distributed on the Friday before the first.
In order to view the official Social Security benefits payment dates for 2023, click here.
At a glance, the payment dates are as follows:
|Second Wednesday||Third Wednesday||Fourth Wednesday|
|January||January 11th, 2023||January 18th, 2023||January 25th, 2023|
|February||February 8th, 2023||February 15th, 2023||February 22nd, 2023|
|March||March 8th, 2023||March 15th, 2023||March 22nd, 2023|
|April||April 12th, 2023||April 19th, 2023||April 26th, 2023|
|May||May 10th, 2023||May 17th, 2023||May 24th, 2023|
|June||June 14th, 2023||June 21st, 2023||June 28th, 2023|
|July||July 12th, 2023||July 19th, 2023||July 26th, 2023|
|August||August 9th, 2023||August 16th, 2023||August 23th, 2023|
|September||September 13th, 2023||September 20th, 2023||September 27th, 2023|
|October||October 11th, 2023||October 18th, 2023||October 25th, 2023|
|November||November 8th, 2023||November 15th, 2023||November 22nd, 2023|
|December||December 13th, 2023||December 20th, 2023||December 27th, 2023|