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When will SSDI/SSI recipients get their disability checks?

On Behalf of | Apr 7, 2023 | social security disability

A disabling medical condition is much more than just an inconvenience for those suffering from them. Certain mental and physical conditions can prevent someone from working and earning the income he or she needs to address daily needs. The intent of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration is to provide these individuals with support in order to address their most basic financial concerns. Disabled California residents may rely on these benefits, and it’s important to know when to expect this money each month. 

The timing of SSDI/SSI checks 

Social Security Disability Insurance is a disability program designed for the financial support of disabled individuals that have an established work history and have paid Social Security taxes. The amount that a recipient could receive depends on factors that are specific to the individual situation, including the amount previously paid in Social Security taxes. The date on which the applicant can expect payment depends on his or her date of birth and the year he or she began receiving payments. 

For someone who applied for SSDI/SSI benefits in 1997 or earlier, the payment should arrive on the third of each month. This date could change depending on holidays and weekends. For those who started receiving these benefits after 1997, the date they will receive benefits each month depends on the recipient’s date of birth. 

Applying for benefits 

Those who are unable to work due to a disabling medical condition could be eligible for disability benefits. Someone considering taking this step may benefit from first discussing his or her options with an experienced attorney. The application process is complex, but having assistance may reduce the chance of complications.