If you are looking for the July 2021 SSI Payment Calendar, look no further. We can help you. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, knowing when your payments will be deposited each month is important to planning ahead and making sure your bills are paid and you know when your money will be available to you for withdrawal.

In the post below, we have explained in detail how the 2021 SSI Payment Schedule works and provide you with the specific dates on which your July benefit payments will be deposited into your account.

"July 2021 SSI Payment Calendar"

This Post will Cover:

  • Electronic Payments are required for SSI Benefits
  • How the SSI Payment Schedule Works
  • July 2021 SSI Payment Calendar
  • Complete 2021 SSI Payments Calendar
  • SSI Benefits Questions and Answers

Electronic Payments are Required for SSI Benefits

Congress passed a law that moved all SSI payments from paper checks to electronic payments. The law went into effect on March 1, 2013.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has therefore stopped mailing paper checks and current and new SSI recipients are required to receive their benefits electronically.

There are two ways you can receive your SSI benefits electronically:

First, you can choose to have them direct deposited into a checking or savings account with a bank or credit union.

The other option is to sign up for a Direct Express Debit Card, which works similar to a traditional bank debit card and is accepted anywhere Debit Mastercards are accepted.

You can also use your Direct Express debit card to make purchases and also get cashback at the grocery store or to purchase money orders at the post office.

If you do not sign up for direct deposit, the Social Security Administration will make the choice for you and send your SSI payments to you via Direct Express debit card.

How the SSI Payment Schedule Works

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.

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.

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

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.

July 2021 SSI Payment Calendar

Since July 1st, 2021 falls on a weekday (Thursday), SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Thursday, July 1st, 2021.

If you receive your payment via a bank account or a prepaid debit card like the Direct Express Debit card, you should see your benefits in your account on or before Thursday, July 1st.

Both SS and SSI Recipients

Since July 3, 2021, is on a Saturday, you will receive your benefits on Friday, July 2nd, 2021.

2021 SSI Payments Calendar

Here is the complete 2021 Supplemental Security Income Payment Dates for your reference.

This shows when you can expect your benefits payments for the rest of the year.

2021 SSI Only Both SS & SSI
January 31-Dec-2020 31-Dec-2020
February 1 3
March 1 3
April 1 2
May 30-Apr-2021 3
June 1 3
July 1 2
August 30-Jul-2021 3
September 1 3
October 1 1
November 1 3
December 1 3

2021 Social Security Payment Calendar

Here is the complete Social Security payment calendar as published by the Social Security Administration.

It includes payment schedules for Social Security retirement benefits (SS) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits

"2021 Social Security Payment Calendar"

SSI Benefits FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the SSI benefits when it comes to payments.

Which pays more – SSDI or SSI?

People on SSDI generally receive much bigger payments than those on SSI.

For example, in 2021, the average SSDI payment is around $1,277 per month, whereas the maximum SSI payment is $794 per month for an individual.

How Much Will I Recieve in SSI Benefits?

The basic monthly SSI payment for 2021 is the same nationwide. It is:
—$794 for one person.
—$1,191 for a couple.

This translates to the following annual payments:

—$9,530 for one person.
—$14,294 for a couple.

However, not everyone gets the same amount. You may get more if you live in a state that adds money to the federal SSI payment.

Should I try to Work while getting SSI?

If you are able to work while receiving SSI benefits and you earn money, your SSI check will decrease.

However, because less than half of your gross earnings are counted by SSI, you will usually have more money working than when you were not working.

If you currently have a monthly income, half of anything you earn over $85 per month will be deducted from the maximum amount of benefits in order to determine your SSI amount.

What is the Ticket to Work program?

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work.

It is a free and voluntary program intended to assist adult disability beneficiaries in becoming employed.

There is no penalty if you decide not to participate.

Individuals who receive Social Security disability benefits and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.

The program’s goal is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries.

For more information about the program, click here.

Do you get health benefits with SSI disability?

If you are approved for SSI disability benefits, you are automatically eligible for Medicaid benefits.

Unlike SSDI benefits where there is a wait time to get Medicare, with SSI, there is no wait time to get Medicaid.

Can I keep my benefits if I move out of the U.S.?

Whether or not you are able to keep your disability benefits if you move outside of the United States depends on several factors, including:

  • What type of benefits you receive
  •  Where you move to
  • How long you reside outside of the country

Under most circumstances, if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and leave the U.S., your benefits will stop after 30-days and cannot be reinstated until you return to the U.S.

Who is on SSI?

Here is a breakdown of SSI Recipients by age groups for 2019.

Disabled Adults (Ages 18-64) – 58%
Elderly (Ages 65 or higher) – 28%
Disabled Children (Under Age 18) – 14%

If I get married, will it affect my benefits?

  •   If you marry, your spouse’s income and resources may change your SSI benefit; or
  •   If you and your spouse both get SSI, your benefit amount will change from an individual rate to a couple’s rate.

Benefits for a widow, divorced widow, widower or divorced widower

  •  You cannot get benefits if you remarry before age 60; and
  • You cannot get benefits if you are disabled and remarry before age 50.

Divorced spouse’s benefits

Generally, your benefits end if you remarry.

Benefits for a child under age 18 or student ages 18 or 19

Benefits end if you marry.

How is SSI Different from Social Security?

Social Security retirement benefit is financed by FICA tax on employment income.

Eligibility for Social Security and how much you receive in benefits are based on work history.

However, SSI is needs-based and is not tied to employment history.

Can I receive workers’ compensation and SSI?

Generally, if you are receiving workers’ compensation, you probably won’t be eligible to receive SSI benefits.

I have not received my Second Stimulus for $600

If you have not received your second stimulus check for $600, here’s what you need to know:

The IRS started sending the $600 stimulus beginning in early December 29, 2020.

If you received your first stimulus check, then you should be getting your $600 soon, if you have not received it already.

The IRS will continue to send payments through January 15th, 2021.

If you think you should have received a check but did not, you can use the IRS’s Get My Payment to check your payment status as shown above.

Finally, if after January 15th, if you have not received your payment, then it’s due to one of the 5 reasons explained above.

For more details and reasons why you may not have received your check and what to do about it, see our post here.

When could you get a third stimulus check for $1400?

President-elect Joe Biden’s has proposed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.

Included in that package is a third round of stimulus checks of $1,400 for most Americans.

Will Congress pass this bill?

But most analysts think lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will back the $1,400 direct payments.

Assuming the bill is passed, when can you expect the $1,400 check to hit your bank account?

According to this report, the package could be passed between mid-February to mid-March.

After the bill passes Congress, it must be signed by the president.

Next, the IRS would distribute funds through direct deposit, mailed checks, and prepaid debit cards, probably by end of March or early April 2021.

July 2021 SSI Payment Calendar Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

SSI payments for the month will be deposited on Thursday, July 1st, 2021.

You should see your benefits in your account on or before Thursday, July 1st.

SS and SSI Recipients

You will receive your benefits on Friday, July 2nd, 2021.

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