Payment Dates

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.

Hi,

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.

Hi,

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

Hi,

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

When Would I Receive My First Payment?

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Know that if I want to start receiving Social Security benefits on my 66th birthday on Nov 29, 2017, the first check would be deposited on the 4th Wed of the month which would be Dec 27, 2017; however, if I didn't want to start receiving my benefits until Jan 1, 2018, when would the first check be deposited, Jan 24, 2018 or Feb 21, 2018?

Thanks

Hi,

If your month of entitlement to benefits is January 2018, your first payment would be due on the 4th Wednesday of February 2018.

Best, Jerry

Do You Know Why I Received An Extra Deposit?

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My husband and I both receive our social security checks via direct deposit. I noticed an additional separate direct deposit for $20.00 from social security, a day after my normal direct deposit. The "XXSOC SEC / ID" number is different than the normal number for me or my husband. Do you know what this could be?

Hi,

No, I have no idea. You may want to check with Social Security if you don't receive an explanation in the mail within a couple of weeks.

Best, Jerry