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When you first start receiving SSI, the payment center sets up payments based on when your claim was processed. And in your case, it was the third Wednesday. But after a few months, your case is reviewed and formally placed in the system. Likewise, the date you get payments is based on your birthday. As a result, your payment was readjusted to the 4th Wednesday. Sorry. I know this is confusing and unfair. But the SSA makes the rules, even if they are dumb! Thanks for understanding.