Some recent news articles have caused confusion regarding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for 2022. We’re here to clear things up!
SSI benefits are paid of the 1st of the month. If the 1st falls on the weekend payments are issued the Friday before the 1st.
Social Security payments, including Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), are paid based on an individual’s birthday as follows:
- Birthday 1st -10th – Second Wednesday
- Birthday 11th – 20th – Third Wednesday
- Birthday 21st – 31st – Fourth Wednesday
For those who began receiving Social Security before May 1997, or who receive Social Security and SSI, Social Security is paid on the 3rd and SSI on the 1st. Again, if the 1st falls on the weekend payments are issued the Friday before the 1st.
Individuals should be reassured that Medicaid has specific regulations noting that if a deposit is made at the end of the month due to the 1st falling on a weekend, the deposit will be counted toward the next month’s resource limit. For example, May 1, 2022 falls on a Sunday. This means the SSI payment for the month of May will be deposited on Friday, April 29. This will not count as income or resource in April because the funds are meant for May.
Click here to view a calendar showing when individuals will receive Social Security and SSI payments in 2022.
If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 317-977-2375 or 800-382-9100 and ask to speak with a family advocate.