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When Do You Think I Can Expect My First Deposit?

Hello: Info: I am 65 years old, born June 15, 1954. I applied for ss retirement benefits on March 25, 2020.
I asked during the app for a first benefit period of March 2020. I saw an approval letter dated today, April 2, 2020.

When do you think I can expect my first deposit.?



Since you were born in the middle 10 days of a month, your payment for March 2020 would be due on the 3rd Wednesday of April 2020. If you received your award letter today you should receive your first payment no later than that. You may receive your first payment earlier than the scheduled date, but your subsequent payments will always be paid on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (

Best, Jerry

Apr 2 2020 - 2:21pm
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