A) Social Security checks are mailed on four days each month: the 3rd of the month, and the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Your payment date is based on your birth date:
If you were born on the 1st through the 10th of the month, you’ll be paid on the second Wednesday of the month.
If you were born on the 11th through the 20th of the month, you’ll be paid on the third Wednesday of the month.
If you were born on the 21st through the 31st of the month, you’ll be paid on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
If your payment date falls on a federal holiday, your check will be mailed on the first business day before the holiday.
Social Security checks are typically mailed in the first week of the month, so you should receive your check by the 7th of the month. However, it may take a few days longer for your check to arrive, depending on the mail service.
If you don’t receive your check by the 10th of the month, you can contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 to check on the status of your payment.
Most Social Security beneficiaries now receive their payments through direct deposit into their bank accounts. This is the standard method for distributing Social Security benefits, and it is considered safer and more convenient than mailing physical checks.
If you are currently receiving Social Security benefits and have not set up direct deposit, it is highly recommended that you do so. It ensures that your payments are deposited into your bank account on time and eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks.
If you have a specific question about your Social Security payment schedule or need assistance with your benefits, it’s best to contact the Social Security Administration directly or visit their official website for the most up-to-date information and guidance.