Social Security Payments for September: When You’ll Get Your Money


The Social Security Administration has today issued the first payment of September for those who receive supplemental income, and tomorrow the first Social Security check of the month will be sent. These checks arrive in multiple batches each month to help manage the sheer volume of mailing as approximately 65 million Americans receive Social Security benefits.

As we get closer to the end of the year, keep an eye out for a letter about your Social security benefits increase for 2023 — it should arrive in December. This is the largest increase in 40 years, and the letter details your payout percentage for next year. You can also access your benefits online on the Social Security website.

Below you can see when you will get your next Social Security check and how your payment date will be determined. For more, here’s how to replace your social security card and how to know when it is safe to share your social security number. Here’s also what you need to know about change your social security number. And here are the states looking at: extension of children’s discounts.

Read more: Stimulus Checks: 18 States Send Tax Rebates to Residents

How are Social Security payment dates determined?

The Social Security Administration sends payments on three different Wednesdays of each month — the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays. The Wednesday that you get your money depends on your date of birth. Payments to recipients of additional collateral income generally arrived on the first of each month (see below). We’ll break it down.

  • If your birthday falls between the 1st and 10th of the month, your payment will be sent on the second Wednesday of the month.
  • If your birthday falls between the 11th and 20th of the month, your payment will be sent on the third Wednesday of the month.
  • If your birthday falls between the 21st and 31st of the month, your payment will be sent on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

See the September program below.

Your payment date depends on your birthday and when you receive benefits.

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What if I receive both Social Security and SSI?

If you received Social Security benefits before May 1997, or if you receive both Social Security and SSI, the payment schedule is different. Instead, you receive your Social Security benefits on the third day of each month and your SSI on the first day of each month.

However, those payment dates change if the 1st or 3rd of the month falls on a weekend. For example, April 3 fell on a Sunday this year, so you would have received your Social Security benefits two days earlier, on April 1.

When will I get my September Social Security check?

Here’s the September schedule (pdf) for when you could get your Social Security check and/or SSI money.

  • 1st of September: Payment for those who receive SSI.
  • September 2nd: Social Security benefits for those who receive both SSI and Social Security, or have received Social Security since May 1997.
  • Sept. 14: Social Security benefits for people with birthdays that fall between the first and the 10th of a given month.
  • Sept. 21: Social Security benefits for people with birthdays that fall between the 11th and 20th of a given month.
  • Sept. 28: Social Security benefits for people with birthdays that fall between the 21st and 31st of a given month.
  • Sept. 30: October SSI Payment. (This is because October 1 falls on a Saturday this year.)

note that Aug 24 was the last payment date for August.

What should I do if I don’t receive my check on the expected date?

If your check doesn’t arrive by the date listed above based on your date of birth or other circumstances, the Social Security Administration will tell you to wait three additional postal days before calling. If you still have not received it, please call 800-772-1213 to speak to 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 and 7 p.m. local time).

While you wait, you can also access your Social Security benefits online by visiting

We’ll update this story every month as payment dates change.

The Valley Voice
The Valley Voice
Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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