August 2020 Social Security Payment Schedule

If you are looking for the August 2020 Social Security Payment schedule, look no further. We can help you. If you are currently getting Social Security Retirement benefits, or disability benefits, including SSDI or SSI, knowing your payment schedule is critical to planning your monthly finances.

In the post below, we have explained in detail how the monthly payment calendar works and provided you with the specific dates on which your August benefit payments will be deposited into your account.

This Post will Cover:

  • How Social Security Payment Schedule Works
  • August 2020 Social Security Payment Schedule
  • What To Do If You Don’t Recieve Your Benefits
  • Social Security Payments Questions

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How Social Security Payment Schedule Works

When you receive your Social Security benefits (SS and SSDI) depends on your birthday.

  • If your birthday falls between the 1st and 10th of the month, you’ll receive SSDI benefits on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
  • If your birthday falls between the 11th and 20th of the month, your benefits will come on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
  • If your birthday falls between the 21st and the last day of the month, your payments will come on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

August 2020 Social Security Payment Schedule

If you are on Social Security benefits, planning ahead is a big part of making sure your benefit payments go the distance.

As you plan for the month of August 2020, knowing when you can expect to get your Social Security checks is important.

You can plan accordingly and make sure your bills are paid on time. It also helps you avoid surprises in case your benefit payment is going to be delayed due to a weekend or holiday.

Here is when to Expect Your Social Security Payment for August:

Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance (SS and SSDI)

For those receiving Social Security Retirement Benefit or Disability Benefits, here is your payment schedule for August:

  • If your birth date falls on the 1st – 10th day of the month, benefits are paid on August 12th.
  • If your birth date falls on the 11th – 20th day of the month, benefits are paid on August 19th.
  • If your birth date falls on the 21st – 31st day of the month, benefits are paid on August 26th.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you will receive your payments on the 1st of each month.

The exception is when the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday.

If the first falls on a holiday, then you will receive your payment the business day before.

However, if the first falls on a weekend, you’ll receive your payment on the preceding Friday.

Since August 1, 2020, falls on a Saturday, you will receive your SSI benefits on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Exceptions

If you started receiving benefits (SS or SSDI) Prior to May 1997, or you are currently receiving both Social Security and SSI payments, you will receive your payments on the 3rd of each month.

If the 3rd falls on a weekend or holiday, you will receive your payment on the preceding Friday.

The exception is when the 3rd falls on a weekend or holiday.

If the 3rd falls on a holiday, then you will receive your payment the business day before.

However, if the 3rd falls on a weekend, you’ll receive your payment on the preceding Friday.

The Complete 2020 Social Security Payment Schedule

If you would like to look ahead and see when payments will be made for the coming months in 2020, see the complete 2020 Social Security Payment Dates here.

For a breakdown of the payment calendar by month, see our Month by Month 2020 Social Security Calendar, which shows you the payment dates for SS, SSI, and SSDI by month.

You can also reference the table below for a complete list of dates for the rest of the year.

2020 SSI SSDI (Birthdate 1st – 10th) SSDI (Birthdate 11th- 20th) SSDI (Birthdate 21st – 31st) Both SSI/SSDI
January 31-Dec-2019 8th 15th 22nd 3
February 31-Jan-2020 12th 19th 26th 3
March 28-Feb-2020 11th 18th 25th 3
April 1 8th 15th 22nd 3
May 1 13th 20th 27th 1
June 1 10th 17th 24th 3
July 1 8th 15th 22nd 3
August 31-Jul-2020 12th 19th 26th 3
September 1 9th 16th 23rd 3
October 1 14th 21st 28th 2
November 30-Oct-2020 10th 18th 25th 3
December 1 9th 16th 23rd 3

Social Security Payments Questions

What To Do If You Don’t Recieve Your 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.

How much is COLA for 2020 and when will I receive it?

The Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (also known as COLA) will see an increase of 1.6% in 2020.

The increase will begin with benefits that Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2020. Increased SSI payments will begin on December 31, 2019.

Can I split my Social Security direct deposit 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.

Can my Social Security benefits be garnished?

Your Social Security benefits cannot be garnished by a creditor to pay off consumer debt.

However, your Social Security benefits can be withheld to enforce your legal obligation to pay child support, alimony or restitution.

In addition, if you owe back taxes, The United States Department of the Treasury can withhold Social Security benefits to collect overdue federal tax debts.

What is the Maximum Social Security Benefit?

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) the maximum monthly Social Security benefit that an individual who files a claim for Social Security retirement benefits in 2020 can receive is as follows:

$3,770 for someone who files at age 70.
$2,861 for someone who files at full retirement age (currently 66).
$2,209 for someone who files at 62.

For comparison, the average Social Security retirement benefit in 2019 is $1,461 a month while the average Social Security disability benefit is $1,234.

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