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When are SSI benefits paid?

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2104. When are SSI benefits paid?

SSI benefits are not paid in the month that you first apply. After the month of application or the month in which you first become eligible and meet SSA requirements, SSI benefits are normally paid on the first day of the month they are due. For example, benefits for August are paid August 1. (See §§2180-2188 for more information on payments.) It is important to project eligibility and to estimate future income and resources as accurately as possible. We identify and correct errors in payments due to inaccurate estimates when we review your eligibility.

Last Revised: Apr. 2, 2004



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after you are aproved for ssi, how long does it take befor you get your first check??

Can you collect SSI benefits at the age of 63 if you are still working full-time? Do you have to wait until you retire from your job?

how dose a personal go about getting there SS. Card a State I.D.. If you do'nt have one you can get the other one. Without a state I.D. you are unable to a SS. Card Please help with a aws.

SSI is generally for those who are :

  • aged (age 65 or older);
  • blind; or
  • disabled.

AND have limited income (including income from wages) and assets.

Income from work has the potential to limit SSI benefits.

See here for details :

From :

If you are a U.S. citizen, Social Security must see your:

  • U.S. driver's license;
  • State-issued nondriver identity card; or
  • U.S. passport.

If you do not have these specific documents or cannot get a replacement for them within 10 days, we will ask to see other documents, including:

  • Employee ID card;
  • School ID card;
  • Health insurance card (not a Medicare card); or
  • U.S. military ID card.

i live nj i moving to clearwater fl i will like to know how much ssi gave me montly

haw much do you get? haw can i movie my benefits to ohio if you have ssi in a differnt stat.

i what to movie to ohio i dont no haw to do. get my benefits to be sind up there

I used to get ssi for a while,but my husband made to much and I stopped getting it..We are seperated now so can I get my ssi back?


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