Payment Dates

Why Did Social Security Change My Payment Date?

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I am nearly 80 years old. I have been receiving Social Security Retirement Payments for many years. My birthday falles between the 1st and the 10th so I have been receiving the payments on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (more or less). I rely on the payment to pay for normal living expenses and, most importantly, our mortgage.
Today I received a letter from the SSA that says in effect:
- You will NOT receive a retirement check in March.
- You will receive your "March" check on April 3rd.
- You will receive your "April" check on May 3rd.

When Should I Expect To Receive My First Check?

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I filed and suspended in April 2016. I reach 70 on December 11,
2018. I've been told by SSA I need do nothing to begin receiving benefits at
age 70. Assuming this is true, when should I expect to receive my first
benefit check? Also, is there a way to ensure that SSA will indeed recognize
that I want to end the suspension at age 70? Or should I contact SSA and tell
them to end suspension on November 30, 2018, so I get benefit in January,
2019, since SSA will pay for December 2018 only if I date my end of

If I Die After Receiving My Social Security Payment Will It Have To Be Returned?

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I get my benefits on the 3rd of the Month . Then make all my payments that day . If I die later in that same month will my benefits have to be returned as that would be a burden on my family ?

Hi,

No. The payment you receive on the 3rd of the month is for the prior month. For example, the payment that you will receive on May 3rd is your Social Security benefit for the month of April. If you subsequently died during the month of May, the payment you received on May 3rd would not have to be returned.

Best, Jerry

Why Isn't Social Security Paying Me My Social Security For March?

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I retired at 62, and collect social security. In April I will be 65 and on Medicare part a only. Husband works and on his insurance. Why are they not paying me my social security for march? I need that check for bills. Said I will get a check in April for 1 month, then monthly after that. So I will be out a check for 1 month. Thank you!

Hi,

When Will I Be Able To Collect?

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I will be 66 (my retirement age) Dec 2 2018. Does this mean I will not be able to collect until Jan. 2019?

Hi,

If you want to receive your full retirement age rate you can file effective with December 2018, which would be the payment that Social Security normally issues in January 2019. Before filing, however, you should strongly consider using the maximization software available on this website in order to explore your filing options and determine your best strategy.

Best, Jerry

Will I Have To Wait Until The Next Regular Payment Date To Receive My First Check?

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The website still says my claim is under review (quality control) since 11/2. Over a week ago, my lawyer called and said they spoke with.SSA, and my claim was approved. It was approved without any appeals in approx 60 days. Today would be my scheduled pay date and nothing was deposited. Will I have to wait until 12/27,.or could it post to my account earlier?

Hi,