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Payment Dates

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

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

Posted: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 07:46

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

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,

Posted: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 07:58

When Will I Be Able To Collect?

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

Posted: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 09:53

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

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,

Posted: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:18

Why Did Social Security Change Their Payment Dates?

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--

Hi,

Posted: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 07:12

On What Day Of The Month Will I Be Paid?

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

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 06:51

When Will I Receive My Payment For August?

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.

Posted: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 08:14

When Do People Receive Their Initial Payment?

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,

Posted: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 06:48
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