Waiting for your Social Security Disability Insurance benefits check to arrive? It's on its way. The Social Security Administration disburses checks in rounds throughout the month, and the last round of March checks was disbursed to recipients on Wednesday.
How soon you get your money depends on two things: your date of birth and the year you first started receiving SSDI money. SSDI follows a similar schedule to Social Security payments, unless you've been getting SSDI checks for several decades. We'll explain below.
SSDI payment schedule if you've received them since 1997 or earlier
If you've been an SSDI recipient since 1997 or before, your payment should arrive on the third day of every month.
There are exceptions, however. If the third day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, you'll get your payment on the nearest business day. For example, June 3 falls on a Saturday in 2023, so beneficiaries receive their payments on Friday, June 2.
There are no calendar exceptions for the March check, so longtime recipients can expect their payment to come on Friday, March 3.
The SSDI payment schedule for everyone else depends on their birthday
Payments for those who haven't been receiving SSDI money since 1997 or before follow the same schedule as Social Security. Here's how it works:
- If your birthday falls between the 1st and 10th of the month, your payment will be sent out on the second Wednesday of the month.
- If your birthday falls between the 11th and 20th of the month, your payment will be sent out on the third Wednesday of the month.
- If your birthday falls between the 21st and 31st of the month, your payment will be sent out on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
When you'll get your SSDI March payment
Here's when your payment should arrive, based on your date of birth:
March 8: SSDI payment for those with birthdays falling between the 1st and 10th of any given month.
March 15: SSDI payment for those with birthdays falling between the 11th and 20th of any given month.
March 22: SSDI payment for those with birthdays falling between the 21st and 31st of any given month.
For more, here's why wait times for disability claims are at an all time high. Also, here's how to get in touch with the SSA to resolve any questions or issues with your Social Security payments.