Social Security Schedule: When the September 2022 Benefits Will Be Sent


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Social security checks are scheduled to start on 14 September. Rising inflation has pushed the Social Security Cost of Living (COLA) adjustment to 5.9% by 2022, the largest in nearly 40 years, and there are forecasts of a nearly double-digit increase for 2023.

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Here’s the September Social Security schedule:

  • If your date of birth is on the 1st-10th of the month, your payment will be paid on Wednesday 14 September.
  • If your date of birth is on the 11th-20th, your payment will be made on Wednesday, September 21st.
  • If your date of birth is on the 21st-31st, your payment will be made on Wednesday, September 28.

If Social Security checks aren’t enough to cover basic living expenses, you may also qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The SSI program sends monthly payments to adults and children with disabilities that prevent them from working. SSI recipients must also meet financial qualifications. SSI is also available to people over 65 with limited income and limited financial resources.

SSI recipients will receive two payments in September. If you received Social Security before May 1997, or if you receive both Social Security and SSI, you will receive Social Security on September 2 and SSI on September 1 and 30. The maximum SSI payment for 2022 is $841, so recipients can receive up to $1,682 for the month of September.

If you don’t receive your payment on the scheduled date, the Social Security Administration says you must allow three additional shipping days before contacting the agency.

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There are some predictions of a COLA increase in the 8-10% range, AARP reported. A 9% COLA increase would increase benefits by $150 per month. However, next year’s COLA is subject to changes in consumer prices until the end of September and will be announced in October. Any increases will take effect in January 2023.

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