SSA payment in December 2023: The Social Security Administration (SSA) instituted the distribution schedule for disability benefits on May 3, 1997. On the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month, these benefits are disbursed.
The recipient’s date of birth determines the date of payment.
- Second Wednesday: Payment for those born from the 1st to the 10th of the month.Third Wednesday:
- Payment for those born from the 11th to the 20th of the month
- Fourth Wednesday: Payment for those born from the 21st to the 31st of the month.
On the other hand, benefactors who began receiving payments before May 1997 receive their benefits every third month.
SSA payment in December 2023: Dates
In December 2023, the payment dates are as follows:
- December 13: For those born from the first to the 10th
- December 20: For those born from the 11th to the 20th
- December 27: For those born after the 20th
Consequently, individuals born between the first and tenth of that month are eligible to receive the December payment first.
The additional payment for December
Furthermore, as January 1, 2024, is a holiday, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive their January 2024 payment on December 29.
Typically, SSI disbursements occur on the first day of each month; therefore, December 2024 will witness two disbursements (December 1 and December 29) followed by an absence of a payment.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments, which assist eligible workers in meeting their monthly financial obligations according to their employment history, are deposited directly into recipients’ bank accounts.
Staggered payments enable benefits to be distributed over the course of a month while also accommodating recipients with different birthdays.
As per federal legislation, electronic disbursement is mandatory for all federal benefits, including Social Security benefits. This entails the use of direct deposits into a bank account or a Direct Express Debit Mastercard.