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

Mar 13 2018 - 7:58am

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!


Social Security benefits are paid in the month following the month that the payment is for. If March 2018 is your initial month of entitlement to Social Security benefits, then your first payment is due in April 2018. In other words, you are paid IN April FOR March. And so on.

On the other hand, if you've been receiving benefits for some time now and you aren't being paid in March for February, then I don't know what the issue may be. You'll probably need to check with Social Security in that event.

Best, Jerry