Payment Dates

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?

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Why Did Social Security Change Their Payment Dates?

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If you file for Social Security benefits May 1, 1997, or later, you are assigned one of three new payment days based on the date of birth of the person on whose record your entitlement is established (the insured individual): https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home%2Fhandbook/handbook.01/handbook-0121.html

My question is why did the SSA do this? What was the reason the birthdate payments after May 1, 1997? Can you post a link on the rationale for doing this? Thank you--

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On What Day Of The Month Will I Be Paid?

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I am getting my Husbend,s disability when he passed away i was getting it every 10th of every month then it stopped and was getting it on the first then i called them up at first they couldnt fine me stayed on the phone for a while and the person i had talked to came back to the phone to tell me i was going to get a letter telling me the change,s still waiting for that letter what should i do to make sure it does come on the 3 of every month

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I'm sorry for your loss.

When Will I Receive My Payment For August?

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My husband died in June 2017. I applied for survivor benefits in July and received my first direct deposit of benefits into my checking account on 8/2 for June/July. I am supposed to receive benefits on the 4th Wednesday of every month. It is now 9/5 and I have yet to see a direct deposit for August. I haven't rec'd any notice in the mail of any changes. I am wondering if it is normal to have such a delay in deposit.

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I'm sorry for your loss.

When Do People Receive Their Initial Payment?

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If an individual chooses/applies to take SS retirement benefits in the month they reach FRA (i.e. as soon as possible with no reduction). Will the individual receive their "initial payment" in that month, or the following month? I understand SSA pays benefits in arrears, however, on the initial payment when reaching FRA there appears to be some conflicting information on the internet as to when it is paid. Thanks Larry.

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Will My Mother's Last Check Have To Be Paid Back?

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My mom passed away on the 14th of the month, will her SS benefits for that month have to be paid back

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I'm sorry for your loss.

The check that your mother received in the month of her death was for the prior month, and that check would not have to be paid back. However, she would not be due a check for the month of her death, which is the payment that would normally have been paid in the month after she died.

Best, Jerry