Payment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is administered by the Social Security Administration. This benefit provides extra financial security to those in need. Monthly payments may be made to those who have low income and few resources, specifically individuals who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. To get SSI, an individual may apply at a Social Security office or online. If your SSI check is missing, you may be able to locate it in several ways.
Ensure that you are looking in the right location for your SSI benefits. Individuals receive SSI benefits in one of three ways. First, the government may mail a traditional paper check to you. Second, the government may deposit the money directly into your checking or savings account. Third, the government may deposit the money onto a DirectExpress debit card, which is offered through Comerica Bank.
Verify the date that you expect to receive SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration distributes benefits to millions of people on different days of the month. Your date may be different, for example, then the date that a neighbor receives her benefits. For example, if your date of birth falls between the first and 10th of the month, your benefits will be paid on the second Wednesday of the month. If your birth date falls between the 11th and 20th of the month, your benefits will be paid on the third Wednesday of the month. And if your birth date falls between the 21st and 31st of the month, your benefits will be paid on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Call the Social Security Administration after you have confirmed your correct method of payment and date of payment. If you receive your check my mail or by direct deposit, call (800) 772-1213 (TTY (800) 325-0778). Call the same number if the funds are not credited to your DirectExpress debit card. (For the purpose of a missed payment, DirectExpress is considered the same as direct deposit.)