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Social Security payment dates

Social Security payment dates

October 9, 2009 by admin

Social Security benefits are paid each month, but for the previous month. For example the check received in June is for the month of May.

When you applied for benefits, your benefit award notice told you when you can expect to receive your benefit payment. Generally, the day in the month on which you receive your benefit depends on the birth date of the person on whose record you receive benefits. For example, if you receive benefits as a retired or disabled worker, your benefit will be determined by your birth date. If you receive benefits as a spouse, your benefit payment date will be determined by your spouse's birth date.

Here's how it works:
Birth date on Benefits paid on
1st - 10th Second Wednesday
11th - 20th Third Wednesday
21st - 31st Fourth Wednesday

For example, your date of birth is June 16. Your monthly retirement check will be paid on the third Wednesday of every month.

For a calendar showing payment dates, see the Schedule of Social Security Benefit Payments.

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