2021 SSI Payments Calendar

This post is about the 2021 SSI Payments Calendar. If you are a current recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly benefits and would like to find out when your payments will be deposited into your account, we can help.

Just like we did for the 2020 SSI Payment Schedule, find below a detailed list of SSI payment schedule for 2021 by month. For SSDI Calendar, click here.

This post about 2021 SSI Payment Calendar will cover:

  • Supplemental Security Income Payments
  • SSI Payments Calendar for 2021
  • SSI Benefits FAQs

Supplemental Security Income Payments

Supplemental Security Income payments are usually made on the first day of the month. However, if that day is a weekend or holiday, then the payment is made the business day before.

"2021 SSI Payments Calendar"

2021 SSI Payments Calendar

January 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since January 1st, 2021 is a holiday (New Years Day), SSI payments for the month will be deposited the business day prior, which in this case is Thursday, December 31st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Thursday, December 31st.

February 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since February 1st, 2021 falls on a Monday, SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Monday, February 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Monday, February 1st.

March 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since March 1st, 2021 falls on a Monday, SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Monday, March 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Monday, March 1st.

April 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since April 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Thursday) and is not a holiday, SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Thursday, April 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Thursday, April 1st.

May 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

May 1st, 2021 falls on a weekend (Saturday). Therefore, your SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Friday, April 30th.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Friday, April 30th.

June 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

June 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Tuesday) and is not a holiday. Therefore, your SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Tuesday, June 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Tuesday, June 1st.

July 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since July 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Thursday) and is not a holiday, SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Thursday, July 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Thursday, July 1st.

August 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since August 1st, 2021 falls on a weekend (Sunday). Therefore, your SSI payments for the month will be deposited on the business day before, which is Friday, July 30th.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Friday, July 30th.

September 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since September 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Wednesday) and is not a holiday, SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Wednesday, September 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Wednesday, September 1st.

October 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since October 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Friday) and is not a holiday, SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Friday, October 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Friday, October 1st.

November 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since November 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Monday). Therefore, your SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Monday, November 1st. 

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Monday, November 1st.

December 2021 SSI Payment Schedule

Since December 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Wednesday) and is not a holiday, SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Wednesday, December 1st.

Your SSI deposit to your Direct Express Debit card should appear on or before Wednesday, December 1st.

2021 Social Security Payment Schedule

Here is the complete 2021 Social Security Payment Schedule for your reference.

"The 2021 Social Security Payment Schedule"

SSI Benefits FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Can I split my SSI Disability check between two bank accounts?

Currently, the Social Security Administration only allows a direct deposit to a single account (e.g. checking account, savings account, or prepaid card account like Direct Express).

One way to split your payment is to make an arrangement with your financial institution to transfer funds into your other bank accounts.

What will SSI payments be in 2021?

The maximum SSI federal payment for individuals will increase from $783 to $794. For couples, it will increase from $1,175 to $1,191.

Some states offer additional money to SSI beneficiaries, so actual payments may be higher.

The table below shows the maximum annual income you can get in 2021 if you are on SSI:

Recipient 2020 2021 Monthly amounts for 2021
Individual $9,396 $9,528 $794
Couple $14,100 $14,292 $1,191

What Can I do If I Don’t Recieve my SSI Benefits

If you do not receive your payment on your specified day or date, the Social Security Administration asks that you wait three mailing days before contacting them.

You can contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.

What if I get an overpayment?

If you are notified by the Social Security Administration of an overpayment, you have the right to appeal the overpayment decision or request that they waive (not collect) the incorrect payment.

The Social Security Administration may stop the collection of the overpayment if:

  • It was not your fault that you received an overpayment; and
  • Paying it back would cause you financial hardship or be unfair for some other reason.

Can I get Social Security Benefits and SSI?

Yes, you may be able to receive Social Security benefits, in addition to SSI.

However, in order to qualify, your Social Security benefit must be low and meet the eligibility requirements for SSI.

Furthermore, If you get SSI, you also may be able to get other help from your state or county.

For example, you may be able to get Medicaid, food stamps, or some other social services. Call your local social services department for details.

What happens to my SSI Benefits if I go back to work?

The income from your job will increase your countable income, which lowers your SSI benefits.

Generally, for every $2 you earn at work, your SSI to go down by $1.

That’s why most people on SSI who go back to work end up better off.

How long can I continue to get SSI benefits?

You will continue to receive SSI benefits as long as you are still disabled and meet the income, resource, and other eligibility requirements.

However, from time to time, the Social Security Administration will check to make sure that you still qualify.

During this review, a medical Continuing Disability Review (CDR) looks at whether you are still medically disabled.

In addition, the review will look at your income, resources, and living arrangements.

2021 SSI Payments Calendar Summary

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Check out our other SSI related articles including SSI Income Limits for 2020 and Social Security Benefits Raise and COLA increase for 2020.

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