SSI Beneficiaries: You're Getting a Second Check In May. Here's Why

SSI Beneficiaries: You're Getting a Second Check In May. Here's Why

If you receive Supplemental Security Income, you likely received your SSI payment for the first month of May. This isn't the only check you're getting this month. We will explain why you are getting two payments in May and when the second payment is expected.

SSI benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration and go to qualifying recipients with limited income and resources and those who are blind, age 65 or older or have a qualifying disability. Children who are blind or disabled may also receive SSI.

If you are new to or plan to receive benefits. Apply for SSI. Soon, we'll list all the dates you can expect to get your money for the rest of 2024. For more, here it is How to Apply for Your State's TANF Program And How to Apply for Social Security for Your Child.

When will I receive my SSI money each month?

Here's when you can expect to receive your SSI payments by direct deposit.


  • Wednesday, May 1st
  • Friday, May 31 (for June)
  • Monday July 1st
  • Thursday, August 1
  • Friday, August 30 (for September)
  • Tuesday October 1st
  • Friday November 1st
  • Friday, November 29 (for December)

Why am I getting two SSI payments in May?

The Social Security Administration usually distributes SSI checks on the first of each month. There are a few exceptions to the payment schedule.

1. If the first day of the month falls on a holiday.
2. If the first week of the month falls on a weekend.

Since June 1st is on a Saturday, June's payments are due a day earlier. This means your June payment will arrive on Friday, May 31st, which also means you will not receive an additional payment in June.

If I get other Social Security benefits, will I get them early?

No, if you receive other Social Security benefits, you'll usually receive them on the scheduled day because these payments are made on Wednesdays. Here's when the May payments will arrive.

May 3: Social Security payments for people who received Social Security before May 1997.

May 8: Social Security payments for individuals with birthdays between the 1st and 10th of any month.

May 15: Social security payments for people with birthdays falling between the 11th and 20th of any month.

May 22: Social security payments for people with birthdays between the 21st and 31st of any month.

Receive other Social Security benefits? here is Social Security Payment Schedule And Social Security Disability Insurance Payment Schedule. Also, here's one Social Security Cheat Sheet.

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