The Social Security Administration (SSA) continues to send monthly checks for 2023 to retired workers. SSA also sends payments each month to recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as well as other disability and survivor benefits.
SSI recipients receive their payments on the first day of each month or the last day of certain months if the first day falls on a weekend. Those who began receiving their Social Security payments before May 1997 receive their benefits on the third day of each month. All other Social Security checks are sent based on the beneficiary’s birthday:
Social Security Check Pay Dates in 2023
These are the payment dates for Social Security benefits in the remaining months of this 2023:
Average Social Security retirement benefits in 2023
Average payments for all retirees enrolled in the Social Security program increased to approximately $1,827, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
However, if you retire in 2023 at age 62, your maximum benefit could be much lower, $2,572.
Waiting until age 70 to claim increases the maximum benefit to more than $4,000.