Upon a determination that the SSA has allowed an applicant’s claim for benefits, the first question that he or she usually asks is “when do I get my first check?” As you would guess, the government uses an established system for determining when benefits are paid each and every month. In fact, Social Security utilizes a system based upon the birthdays of claimants to determine when the federal coffers will pay claimants monthly Social Security disability benefits.

The government pays Social Security benefits one month after they are due (they pay a month behind). Thus, a claimant receives a check in February for benefits due in January. If a claimant receives benefits as:

  • A retired or disabled worker, the payment day will be determined by the claimant’s birth date.
  • A spouse, the payment day will be determined by the spouse’s birth date.
  • A survivor, the payment day will be determined by the parent’s/spouse’s birth date.
  • A retired or disabled worker and as a spouse, the payment day will be determined by the birth date of the beneficiary of the benefit first received.
  • If the birthday falls on the 1st – 10th of the month then benefits are paid on the Second Wednesday of the month.
  • If the birthday falls on the 11th – 20th of the month then benefits are paid on the Third Wednesday of the month.
  • If the birthday falls on the 21st – 31st of the month then benefits are paid on the Fourth Wednesday of the month.

An experienced disability attorney may help ease the mental and emotional stress related to filing a claim for disability benefits. If you have any questions or concerns about disability, contact the Sullivan Law Office to get the help you need in the Louisville metro area. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.On What Day Do I Get Paid Disability Benefits?