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Getting Two SSI Payments in One Month

December 8, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: December 8, 2022

woman in a wheelchair going down a sidewalkFor most months in the year, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients get their SSI payment on the first day of the month. But when the first day of the month falls on the weekend or a Federal holiday, you receive your SSI payment on the last business day before the first day of the month. That means you may get two SSI payments in the same month.

We do this to avoid putting you at a financial disadvantage and make sure that you don’t have to wait beyond the first of the month to get your payment. It does not mean that you are receiving a duplicate payment in the previous month, so you do not need to contact us to report the second payment.

Below is an example of how this will work in January 2023. January 1, 2023 is the Federal holiday of New Year’s Day (it also happens to be a Sunday), so we will not issue your payment on January 1. Since December 31 is a Saturday—and we don’t issue a payment on a weekend—we will issue your SSI payment for the month of January on December 30, 2022. In this example, you get two SSI payments in December.

Example chart of two SSI payments in the same month

The first December payment, on December 1, is your regularly scheduled payment for December. The second December payment, on December 30, 2022, is your SSI payment for the month of January. You will not get an SSI payment in January because you received it in December.

On our website, we provide a Schedule of Social Security Benefit Payments for the current and upcoming calendar year.

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  1. Naomi B.

    My check usually comes on the 3rd Wed.but it’s not showing pending .Does this mean I got 2 checks in December?I can’t find my statement

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Naomi. Thanks for visiting our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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  2. Richard G.

    I received my SSDI check on the 2nd of January this year 2023? Can you please tell me why, because it’s driving me crazy
    Nothing wrong… just curious 🤔

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Richard. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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      • Christopher W.

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        • Ann C.

          Hi, Christopher. Thanks for visiting out blog. We respond to questions and provide general information on our Retirement, Survivors, Disability, Medicare and SSI programs. If you have a general question, we encourage you to ask here. But remember, never post personal information on social media. Thanks, again.

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    • Steven L.

      Will ssi receive extra money

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      • Sandra T.

        Will I get a $200 extra

        check

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  3. Joshua H.

    I got my money December 30th on my Direct Express Card but it was not the new amount the $170 all I got was $30 so am I going to get the increase or not

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Joshua. Thanks for visiting our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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    • Darrick E.

      I didn’t get my new payment of $170
      Add it to my direct express card ending in 2506 I like my payment to be added to that card $170 because I didn’t receive my new payment all I got was my regular payment on December 30th now I’m looking for my new payment should have been 170

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      • Ann C.

        Hi, Darrick. Thanks for visiiting our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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  4. Jacquie

    So the 2nd automatic deposit represents…a 2nd Jan, 2023 pmt only, due to the holiday circumstance rules. Does it ? supplement or make up for the new 2023 rates or…Still kinda confused

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  5. Amber

    I still havent received my Jan. ssi payment on my Direct Express card, whats goin on & when will i receive it on there?

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  6. Amber

    I was suppose to receive my SSI payment on Dec.30th on my Direct Express Card but never did & its still not on there, also its not showing a pending deposit. I would like to know whats going on cuz i need that money to pay bills. Who else receives a Direct Express card & still hasnt gotten their SSI payment on there yet?

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Amber. If you do not receive your electronic payment on the scheduled pay date, please contact your bank or financial institution first. If you still need to report a late, missing, or stolen Social Security payment, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Thanks! 

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  7. Rachel

    I’m having the same problem!!!
    Haven’t gotten my deposit yet, dunno what’s going on??

    PHX AZ

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    • Torrie

      I’m in WV and still nothing and I’m still on hold. 1 hour 47 mins. Just elevator music.

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      • Bri

        Any update I’m still also waiting in CA

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      • Amber

        Did u ever get ahold of anyone?

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      • Marsha M.

        I have a care giver and I don’t know if there was an increase on my check or not because she said that there wasn’t an increase how do I find out if there was

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        • Ann C.

          Hi, Marsha. Thanks for your question. . You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

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    • Wayne a.

      My name is wayne a anderson jr 07/18/1951 ss#xxxxxxxxx. My number is 856-939-1788 thank u. Email anderson family 105@yahoo.co

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      • Ann C.

        Hi, Wayne. Thanks for visiting our blog. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., for assistance. You can also contact your local Social Security office. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps.

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  8. Torrie

    Does anyone know why SSI has not hit direct deposit yet. It says the 30 but still nothing and I have never had a problem. I’m still freaking out.

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    • Amber

      I called my social security administration & the reason i havent received mine is because i didnt fill out a CDR form (Continuing Disability Review) but i told them i never received no forms so their suppose to call me back tomorrow so thats the reason why i didnt get my Jan. payment. but after i fill the forms out & they review it it should be bak on there within 2 weeks so im hoping

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    • Lanita R.

      I know its a late response but most likely you didn’t recieve because we were issued 2 installments in Dec…Reasoning because Jan 1 fell on a weekend and they dont issue checks or installments on weekends…

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  9. Cassandra H.

    What is the difference between SSA and SSI

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Cassandra. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is a needs-based program that pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities, who meet the financial limits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, on the other hand, are based on earnings and are not subject to income and resource limits. For more information on the difference between Social Security disability and SSI, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this information is helpful. 

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  10. Jacqueline S.

    I keep reading about a stimulus check to be for $912. I read it will be sent on December 30th? Is this going to happen?

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    • Kerry

      I don’t believe it is a stimulus. That is what ssi is going up to. And due to the holiday they were sending out ssi on Dec30th for January

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