SSA Coding Error Delays Benefit PaymentsPosted December 11, 2015 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® The Social Security Administration (SSA) released an Emergency Message (EM) on December 2nd, 2015 reporting that on December 1st, 2015 approximately 18,773 beneficiaries did not receive their recurring Supplemental Security Income (SSI) check. SSA discovered that this was a result of a coding issue that prevented the release of payments. According to this message, the payments were correctly annotated but not included in the payment files sent to the Department of Treasury.
According to the EM, payments that were missed should have been deposited into the beneficiary’s account on December 3rd if they were eligible for direct deposit. Paper checks would have been mailed to the beneficiary that week. Based on this information, it does appear that SSA is working on resolving this error as soon as possible. If you are a beneficiary that did not receive your SSI payment for December, it is important to contact your local SSA office immediately to report the issue. You can find your local office using this link https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp.
By: Devon Brady of Premier Disability Services, LLC®