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When are SSI benefits paid?


2104. When are SSI benefits paid?

SSI benefits are not paid in the month that you first apply. After the month of application or the month in which you first become eligible and meet SSA requirements, SSI benefits are normally paid on the first day of the month they are due. For example, benefits for August are paid August 1. (See §§2180-2188 for more information on payments.) It is important to project eligibility and to estimate future income and resources as accurately as possible. We identify and correct errors in payments due to inaccurate estimates when we review your eligibility.

Last Revised: Apr. 2, 2004

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November 20, 2008 by Guest

after you are aproved for ssi, how long does it take befor you get your first check??


March 3, 2009 by Guest

Can you collect SSI benefits at the age of 63 if you are still working full-time? Do you have to wait until you retire from your job?

1 I SSn card State ID.

March 5, 2009 by Guest

how dose a personal go about getting there SS. Card a State I.D.. If you do'nt have one you can get the other one. Without a state I.D. you are unable to a SS. Card Please help with a aws.

SSI benefits and age

March 6, 2009 by David Luhman

SSI is generally for those who are :

  • aged (age 65 or older);
  • blind; or
  • disabled.

AND have limited income (including income from wages) and assets.

Income from work has the potential to limit SSI benefits.

See here for details :

Obtaining Social Security card

March 6, 2009 by David Luhman

From :

If you are a U.S. citizen, Social Security must see your:

  • U.S. driver's license;
  • State-issued nondriver identity card; or
  • U.S. passport.

If you do not have these specific documents or cannot get a replacement for them within 10 days, we will ask to see other documents, including:

  • Employee ID card;
  • School ID card;
  • Health insurance card (not a Medicare card); or
  • U.S. military ID card.

i live nj i moving to

July 11, 2010 by Guest

i live nj i moving to clearwater fl i will like to know how much ssi gave me montly

haw much do you get? haw can

March 27, 2011 by Guest

haw much do you get? haw can i movie my benefits to ohio if you have ssi in a differnt stat.

can u get your benefits movied

March 27, 2011 by Guest

i what to movie to ohio i dont no haw to do. get my benefits to be sind up there

Report change of address for SSI

March 28, 2011 by David Luhman

You'll need to report your change of address and any potential change in living arrangement (ex. moving in with family member).


November 30, 2011 by Guest

I used to get ssi for a while,but my husband made to much and I stopped getting it..We are seperated now so can I get my ssi back?

Resumption of SSI upon marital separation

December 1, 2011 by David Luhman

Yes, this may be possible. Contact the SSA for your particular case. The following links may be useful :


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