As December unfolds, many are anticipating the arrival of their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) checks. The distribution of these payments is contingent on a few factors, including the recipient’s birth date and the commencement year of their SSDI benefits. Notably, those who also receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) should have already received their payment on December 1st.
Understanding the SSDI Payment Schedule
The SSDI payment schedule is closely aligned with that of Social Security payments. Here’s a breakdown of when you can expect your SSDI check, based on various criteria:
- Long-term Recipients (Since May 1997 or Earlier): If you’ve been receiving SSDI since May 1997 or before, your payments are typically issued on the third day of each month. However, if this date falls on a weekend or a public holiday, the payment is made on the nearest business day. For instance, since December 3rd was a Sunday, beneficiaries received their payments on Friday, December 1st.
- Payment Schedule Based on Birth Date: For those who began receiving SSDI after 1997, the payment dates vary according to your birth date:
- Birthdays from the 1st to the 10th: Payments are sent on the second Wednesday of the month.
- Birthdays from the 11th to the 20th: Payments are sent on the third Wednesday of the month.
- Birthdays from the 21st to the 31st: Payments are sent on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Key Dates for December 2023 SSDI Payments
- December 1: Payments for recipients who have been on SSDI since before May 1997.
- December 13: Payments for those with birthdays between the 1st and 10th of any month.
- December 20: Payments for those with birthdays between the 11th and 20th of any month.
- December 27: Payments for those with birthdays between the 21st and 31st of any month.
For any further information or assistance regarding your Social Security payments, reaching out to the Social Security Administration is recommended.