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Here’s Why SSI Recipients Aren’t Getting Paid in January



Here’s Why SSI Recipients Aren’t Getting Paid in January

Here’s Why SSI Recipients Aren’t Getting Paid in January. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are facing a payment gap this January, with the next disbursement scheduled for February. This article delves into the reasons behind this delay and provides important information for beneficiaries.

Why No SSI Payment in January?

Typically, the Social Security Administration issues SSI payments on the first of each month. However, two exceptions can alter this schedule:

  1. Holiday on the First of the Month
  2. First of the Month Falling on a Weekend

Given that January 1 is New Year’s Day, a holiday, January payments were issued a few days earlier on December 29. Consequently, SSI recipients won’t receive an additional payment in January.

Monthly SSI Payment Schedule for 2024:

For those new to receiving benefits or planning to apply, here are the expected SSI payment dates for 2024:

  • Friday, Dec. 29, 2023: January 2024 payment
  • Thursday, Feb. 1: February
  • Friday, March 1: March
  • Monday, April 1: April
  • Wednesday, May 1: May
  • Friday, May 31: June
  • Monday, July 1: July
  • Thursday, Aug. 1: August
  • Friday, Aug. 30: September
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1: October
  • Friday, Nov. 1: November
  • Friday, Nov. 29: December

SSI vs. Other Social Security Benefits

No. Other Social Security benefits follow their regular schedule, falling on Wednesdays. Here’s the breakdown for January:

  • Jan. 3: Social Security payments for those receiving benefits since before May 1997.
  • Jan. 10: Birthdays falling between the 1st and 10th of any month.
  • Jan. 17: Birthdays falling between the 11th and 20th of any month.
  • Jan. 24: Birthdays falling between the 21st and 31st of any month.


Understanding the nuances of the SSI payment schedule is crucial for recipients. While January brings a temporary hiatus, regular disbursements will resume in February, ensuring beneficiaries receive their essential support. For those with additional Social Security benefits, the established schedule remains unaffected, providing consistency in payment timelines.

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