Social Security checks are deposited on certain days of the month. Typically, these dates correspond to your date of birth. If your birth date is between the 1st and 10th days of the month, your check will be deposited on the second Wednesday of the month. If your birth date is between the eleventh and twentieth days of the month, your payment will be deposited on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. If your birth date falls after the 21st day of the month, you can expect your check to be deposited in your account by the 4th Wednesday of the month.
However, if you are receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, your benefits will be deposited on the third day of the month. If the date of your deposit falls on a Saturday or a holiday, the payment will be deposited one business day earlier.
The dates are different for SSI payments, so if you qualify for these benefits, check up on your due dates. Typically, these benefits are deposited on the first day of each month. If the first falls on a Saturday, Sunday or federal holiday, the check will deposit one banking day earlier. If you find that your benefits have not been deposited by your due date, you can check up on the status of your benefits by calling the Social Security Administration on 1-800-772-1213. Delays are normal if you are still receiving your checks through the mail. To avoid these delays, switch to the electronic option, and have your benefits deposited directly into your bank account.