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Social Security Disability Benefits Pay Chart 2024

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Jackie Jakab, Disability Attorney
Jackie Jakab
Lead Attorney
November 3, 2022  ·  4 min read

Do you rely on your monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? If so, you’re probably wondering what your exact SSDI and SSI payment schedules are, what to do if your payment is late, or when to expect your back pay.

Below, we’ll walk you through your payment schedules for 2024 — and offer information about what to do if your payment doesn’t arrive when you expect it.

Disability recipients get an average of $180,000 in lifetime benefits.

SSDI payment schedule

The Social Security Administration (SSA) delivers retirement benefits, survivors benefits, and disability benefits on different days throughout the month, depending on your birthday. 

Below are the days of the month you can expect your payments based on your birthday. The SSA will follow this SSDI payment schedule in 2024.

If you were born on this day:

Your benefits will be paid on:

1st - 10th

The second Wednesday of the month

11th - 20th

The third Wednesday of the month

21st - 31st

The fourth Wednesday of the month

What is the payment schedule for SSDI for 2024?

Your 2024 SSDI payments will come on the same day of the month as your 2023 payments. For example, if you received your payments on the third Wednesday of the month in 2023, they’ll still come on the third Wednesday of the month through 2024.

Which dates should you be on the lookout for your payment? We’ve broken that down below. You can also reference the SSA’s 2024 calendar.

Month

For birth dates from the 1st - 10th

For birth dates from the 11th - 20th

For birth dates from the 21st - 31st

January

January 10, 2024

January 17, 2024

January 24, 2024

February

February 14, 2024

February 21, 2024

February 28, 2024

March

March 13, 2024

March 20, 2024

March 27, 2024

April

April 10, 2024

April 17, 2024

April 24, 2024

May

May 8, 2024

May 15, 2024

May 22, 2024

June

June 12, 2024

June 18, 2024

June 26, 2024

July

July 10, 2024

July 17, 2024

July 24, 2024

August

August 14, 2024

August 21, 2024

August 28, 2024

September

September 11, 2024

September 18, 2024

September 25, 2024

October

October 9, 2024

October 16, 2024

October 23, 2024

November

November 13, 2024

November 20, 2024

November 27, 2024

December

December 11, 2024

December 18, 2024

December 24, 2024

2024 pay chart for SSDI and SSI

For people who started receiving benefits before May 1997 or people who receive both SSDI and SSI, the SSA will deliver SSDI payments on the third of the month and SSI on the first of the month, or the closest business day.

Month

SSI payment date

SSDI payment date

January

*December 29, 2023

January 3, 2024

February

February 1, 2024

February 3, 2024

March

March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024

April

April 1, 2024

April 3, 2024

May

May 1, 2024

May 3, 2024

June

*May 31, 2024

June 3, 2024

July

July 1, 2024

July 3, 2024

August

August 1, 2024

August 2, 2024

September

*August 30, 2024

September 3, 2024

October

October 1, 2024

October 3, 2024

November

November 1, 2024

November 1, 2024

December

*November 29, 2024

December 3, 2024


Will Social Security payments be higher in 2024?

Yes, the Social Security Administration (SSA) increases the value of its benefits based on inflation and cost-of-living increases each year. For 2024, the SSA's cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is 3.2%.

Beneficiaries of SSDI, SSI, Social Security retirement benefits, early retirement benefits, and VA disability benefits will automatically receive an increase of 3.2% for monthly payments.

The maximum possible SSDI benefit is $3,822 per month in 2024, up from the 2023 max of $3,627 per month. With COLA, the maximum SSI benefit is $943 per month for an individual and $1,415 per month for a couple in 2024.


What is my Social Security disability benefits amount?

Your Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits payment amount will depend on several factors, including your work record. The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines the amount of your benefits based on your average indexed monthly earnings (AIME) and the amount of Social Security taxes you have paid.

Check out this article on SSDI calculations for more information. You can find your exact payment amount through your mySocialSecurity account.

Estimate your disability benefit amount in just a few steps

We'll use the Social Security Administration's formula to estimate your monthly benefit.

Average
monthly check

$1,489

Social Security disability pay chart

For 2024, here are the average and maximum payment amounts for SSDI and SSI:

Disability program

Average monthly payment

Maximum monthly payment

SSDI

$1,537

$3,822

SSI

$697.89

$943

Social Security disability pay chart: SSDI amounts by state (2024)

The SSA is a federal organization — so they calculate your SSDI amount with the same formula in every state. That said, because average salaries and hourly wages vary based on location, knowing what people are getting in your home state can help you get a feel for what to expect.

State

Average monthly SSDI payment

Alabama

$1,454.98

Alaska

$1,473.09

Arizona

$1,542.92

Arkansas

$1,415.43

California

$1,524.99

Colorado

$1,497.71

Connecticut

$1,549.41

Delaware

$1,599.97

District of Columbia

$1,321.04

Florida

$1,521.74

Georgia

$1,485.38

Hawaii

$1,532.11

Idaho

$1,456.79

Illinois

$1,495.07

Indiana

$1,480.12

Iowa

$1,412.23

Kansas

$1,439.17

Kentucky

$1,446.53

Louisiana

$1,421.25

Maine

$1,395.33

Maryland

$1,542.21

Massachusetts

$1,493.30

Michigan

$1,508.94

Minnesota

$1,475.73

Mississippi

$1,416.49

Missouri

$1,441.07

Montana

$1,407.08

Nebraska

$1,391.82

Nevada

$1,562.44

New Hampshire

$1,528.42

New Jersey

$1,648.06

New Mexico

$1,398.19

New York

$1,540.57

North Carolina

$1,483.98

North Dakota

$1,388.96

Ohio

$1,422.89

Oklahoma

$1,423.04

Oregon

$1,459.64

Pennsylvania

$1,493.44

Rhode Island

$1,464.35

South Carolina

$1,512.46

South Dakota

$1,391.16

Tennessee

$1,446.63

Texas

$1,463.70

Utah

$1,473.63

Vermont

$1,398.34

Virginia

$1,497.40

Washington

$1,494.32

West Virginia

$1,465.15

Wisconsin

$1,460.01

Wyoming

$1,485.89

Social Security disability pay chart: SSI amounts by state (2024)

Where you live doesn’t directly affect the value of your SSI payments — only your income does — but average benefits do vary by state. Some states also adminsiter supplemental payments — which you can read more about here.

State

Average monthly SSI benefit

Alabama

591.69

Alaska

575.77

Arizona

605.67

Arkansas

605.75

California

578.62

Colorado

594.1

Connecticut

608.91

Delaware

621.89

District of Columbia

637.52

Florida

598.21

Georgia

597.73

Hawaii

580.59

Idaho

598.36

Illinois

619.56

Indiana

615.55

Iowa

591.64

Kansas

602.02

Kentucky

603.5

Louisiana

611.54

Maine

585.11

Maryland

629.1

Massachusetts

604.27

Michigan

624.9

Minnesota

626.6

Mississippi

586.1

Missouri

593.27

Montana

569.33

Nebraska

586.18

Nevada

612.35

New Hampshire

577.42

New Jersey

575.6

New Mexico

580.32

New York

608.38

North Carolina

589.16

North Dakota

562.1

Ohio

625.24

Oklahoma

605.51

Oregon

610.13

Pennsylvania

631.22

Rhode Island

605.11

South Carolina

588.41

South Dakota

577.78

Tennessee

599.07

Texas

583.16

Utah

599.43

Vermont

583.56

Virginia

602.22

Washington

624.52

West Virginia

610.45

Wisconsin

613.05

Wyoming

582.19

What should I do if my disability payment is late?

If your disability payment is late, what you should do depends on your payment method. Direct deposit payments to bank accounts of Direct Express debit cards typically arrive on time. If you use direct deposit and your payment is late to your bank account, contact your financial institution.

If you receive a paper check in the mail and your payment is late, the SSA recommends you wait three days in case your check was delayed in transit. 

If you do not receive your check within three days of your payment date, you can call the SSA at 800-772-1213 or visit your local Social Security office.


When will I get my SSDI back pay?

SSDI has a mandatory five-month waiting period after you’re qualified. While you won’t receive payments during that time, you are entitled to back pay. Back pay is past-due payments that cover your waiting period, which is the time when you were qualified for benefits but not yet approved to receive payments.

The SSA will usually deliver your back pay in a lump sum 60 days after your claim is approved. If your back pay is more than three times the maximum monthly SSI payment ($943 in 2024), you’ll receive three separate payments six months apart, the first of which will arrive 60 days after your approval.


I haven't been approved for disability yet — when can I get paid?

You won't receive any disability payments until after your application is approved. Unfortunately, the process of getting approved for disability can take two years

Your chances of approval increase as you move through the process. For example, only about 20% of initial applications are approved, but just over 50% of cases that made it to a court hearing in 2022 were approved.

A disability lawyer can help determine your eligibility and navigate the application process. Applicants with lawyers are three times more likely to win benefits and a lawyer can help, whether you're filing for the first time or need to appeal a denial


Other resources for SSI/SSDI applicants and recipients

Getting approved for disability takes a long time. If you need help paying your bills or getting housing right now, start with this list of state and federal resources for people with disabilities.

If you're planning to receive benefits and have questions about taxes, we have a quick guide on whether or not your benefits are taxable.


Related resources:

Everything You Should Know About Disability Benefits (SSDI and SSI)

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An Easy-to-Follow Guide to Applying for Disability Benefits

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