THE second set of May Social Security checks will be mailed today, Wednesday, May 18.
Social Security payments are sent in three groups each month and distributed to different recipients based on their birthdays.
Checks are distributed from the second to the fourth Wednesday of each month.
If your birthday falls between the 1st and 10th of the month, you will be paid on the second Wednesday.
You will be paid on the third Wednesday if your birthday falls between the 11th and 20th of the month.
And the last payments are made on the fourth Wednesday of each month, to beneficiaries born between the 21st or later.
The first round of May payments was paid on the 11th to pensioners born in the first third of a month.
Your May allowance will be sent to you today if you were born between the 11th and 20th of a month.
In 2022, the average Social Security check is $1,657 per month, up $92 from the previous year.
Payments are increasing due to the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) update.
In 2022, COLA increased benefits by 5.9%.
This increase was implemented to reflect the rapid rise in the inflation rate in the United States, which is now 8.3%.
Here’s the full Social Security payment schedule for the rest of the year:
- Wednesday May 18
- Wednesday May 25
- Wednesday, June 8
- Wednesday June 15
- Wednesday June 22
- Wednesday July 13
- Wednesday July 20
- Wednesday July 27
- Wednesday August 10
- Wednesday August 17
- Wednesday August 24
- Wednesday September 14
- Wednesday September 21
- Wednesday, September 28
- Wednesday October 12
- Wednesday October 19
- Wednesday October 26
- Wednesday, November 9
- Wednesday, November 16
- Wednesday, November 23
- Wednesday, December 14
- Wednesday, December 21
- Wednesday, December 28
Social security and SSDI
Recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will generally receive their payments on the same day as all other recipients.
However, SSDI recipients who started claiming in 1997 or earlier will receive their payments on the third of each month.
If the third falls on a weekend or an eligible public holiday, you will receive your benefits on the previous banking day.
Here is the payment schedule for SSDI recipients.
- January 3
- February 3
- 3rd of March
- April 1
- May 3
- June 3
- 1st of July
- August 3
- September 2
- October 3
- November 3
- December 2
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The SSI payment schedule works the same as those who started claiming SSDI in 1997 or earlier.
Instead of the third, however, SSI payments are paid on the first of each month, unless affected by a holiday.
SSI recipients include adults and children with disabilities or blindness whose income and resources are below specific financial limits.
SSI payments are also made to people age 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial requirements.
The 2022 payment schedule for SSI is as follows:
- February 1st
- 1st of March
- April 1
- April 29
- June 1
- 1st of July
- August 1
- September 1st
- September 30
- November, 1st
- 1st December
- December 30
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And here are five reasons why you might not be getting Social Security benefits.
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