|Re: Question: SSDI payment schedules in CA
Group: alt.socialsecuritydisability · Group Profile
Date: Aug 14, 2007 02:59
On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 00:30:50 -0000, Relayer aol.com>
>Jack, I began disability in 2005. I was originally scheduled for the
>2nd Wednesday and they then sent me a letter changing to the third.
>Also, a friend of mine who began in 2002 is also on the 3rd. His was
>changed the same time, which was Jan 2006.
I don't have any answer for that.
"Old timers" who were getting paid on the 3rd day of the month could
volunteer for the Wednesday schedule, but I never heard of people on
the Wednesday schedule being put on payment the 3rd day of the month.
Payment date wasn't a disability matter & involved people in other
departments, but when I worked there, recall that *every* title II
beneficiary was paid on the 3rd day of the month.
This is what the web page says:
When are Social Security benefit checks paid by direct deposit or
Social Security benefits are paid each month, but for the previous
month. For example the check received in June is for the month of May.
When you applied for benefits, the Social Security representative told
you when you can expect to receive your benefit payment. Your benefit
award notice also has this information. Generally, the day in the
month on which you receive your benefit depends on the birth date of
the person on whose record you receive benefits. For example, if you
receive benefits as a retired or disabled worker, your benefit will be
determined by your birth date. If you receive benefits as a spouse,
your benefit payment date will be determined by your spouse's birth
Here's how it works:
Birth date on Benefits paid on
1st - 10th Second Wednesday
11th - 20th Third Wednesday
21st - 31st Fourth Wednesday
For example, your date of birth is June 16. Your monthly retirement
check will be paid on the third Wednesday of every month.
For a calendar showing payment dates, see the Schedule of Social
Security Benefit Payments .
People who currently receive their benefits on the third of the month
continue to do so. The same is true for people who receive both Social
Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. For them,
Social Security benefits are paid on the third of the month and SSI on
the first of the month.
Normally, once the date you receive your benefits is determined, it
will not change. However, beneficiaries paid on the third of the month
can, under certain circumstances, volunteer to change their payment
day, but they will not be able to choose their payment cycle. The
date-of-birth formula will determine the new payment day. The decision
to volunteer for cycling is permanent but the payment cycle could
change if entitlement on a new record occurs.
The date you receive your benefits has no effect on the way your
benefits are figured.