42 U.S. Code § 909 - Delivery of benefit checks
(a) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
If the day regularly designated for the delivery of benefit checks under subchapter II, VIII, or XVI of this chapter falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal public holiday (as defined in section 6103 of title 5) in any month, the benefit checks which would otherwise be delivered on such day shall be mailed for delivery on the first day preceding such day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal public holiday (as so defined), without regard to whether the delivery of such checks would as a result have to be made before the end of the month for which such checks are issued.
(b) Recovery of overpayments
If more than the correct amount of payment under subchapter II, VIII, or XVI of this chapter is made to any individual as a result of the receipt of a benefit check pursuant to subsection (a) of this section before the end of the month for which such check is issued, no action shall be taken (under section 404 or 1383 (b) of this title or otherwise) to recover such payment or the incorrect portion thereof.
(c) Early delivery
For purposes of computing the “OASDI trust fund ratio” under section 401 (l) of this title, the “OASDI fund ratio” under section 415 (i) of this title, and the “balance ratio” under section 910 (b) of this title, benefit checks delivered before the end of the month for which they are issued by reason of subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed to have been delivered on the regularly designated delivery date.
Source(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title VII, § 708, as added Pub. L. 95–216, title III, § 333(a),Dec. 20, 1977, 91 Stat. 1543; amended Pub. L. 99–272, title XII, § 12111(a),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 287; Pub. L. 106–169, title II, § 251(b)(5),Dec. 14, 1999, 113 Stat. 1855.)
1999—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 106–169substituted “subchapter II, VIII,” for “subchapter II”.
1986—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99–272added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment
Pub. L. 99–272, title XII, § 12111(c),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 288, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and section 86 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code] shall apply with respect to benefit checks issued for months ending after the date of the enactment of this Act [Apr. 7, 1986].”
Pub. L. 95–216, title III, § 333(b),Dec. 20, 1977, 91 Stat. 1544, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section [enacting this section] shall apply with respect to benefit checks the regularly designated day for delivery of which occurs on or after the thirtieth day after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 20, 1977].”
Timing of Delivery of October 1, 2000, SSI Benefit Payments
Pub. L. 105–33, title V, § 5527,Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 625, provided that, notwithstanding the provisions of section 908 (a) of this title, the day designated for delivery of benefit payments under subchapter XVI of this chapter for October 2000 would be the second day of that month, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 106–246, div. B, title V, § 5105,July 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 582.