Do Married Couples Receive Their Social Security Checks On The Same Day?

People are always interested to know when Social Security checks are issued each month. See our payment schedule for 2018 for dates of payment:

We pay Social Security benefits monthly. The benefits
are paid in the month following the month for which they
are due. For example, you would receive your July benefit
in August. Generally, the day of the month you receive
your benefit payment depends on the birth date of the
person for whose earnings record you receive benefits.
For example, if you get benefits as a retired worker, we
base your benefit payment date on your birth date. If you
receive benefits based on your spouse’s work, we base
your benefit payment date on your spouse’s birth date.

Date of birth Benefits paid each month on
1st – 10th Second Wednesday
11th – 20th Third Wednesday
21st – 31st Fourth Wednesday

If you receive both Social Security and SSI benefits, your
Social Security payment will arrive on the third of the
month and your SSI payment will arrive on the first of
the month.

Couples do not receive their checks on the same day of the month unless they have the same birthday. For eligible couples under SSI, SSI checks are paid on the first day of the month. When the first falls on the weekend or a holiday, SSI checks are paid earlier.