December 2023 Social Security Payment Schedule: Key Dates 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) disburses various benefits monthly to retired workers, survivors, and those on disability programs. 

The schedule for December 2023 payments outlines different payment dates for beneficiaries. 

SSI benefits, usually on the 1st, are sent on the last Friday of the previous month if the 1st falls on a weekend. 

January's SSI payment for 2024 will be sent in December due to the New Year's weekend. 

Payments for those who started receiving benefits before May 1997 occur on the third of every month.

If the third falls on a weekend, these payments are issued on the preceding Friday. 

The other beneficiaries' payment dates are based on the dates of their birth.

Recipients born from the 1st to the 10th receive payments on the second Wednesday. 

Birthdates from the 11th to the 20th receive payments on the third Wednesday. 

Those born from the 21st to the 31st receive payments on the fourth Wednesday.