In times of political campaigns and upheaval in the United States, the Social Security Administration has to stand firm on this issue. The timing of payments should remain the same as it has always been, as millions of Americans live on just their benefit check, even though this may not be the most advisable thing to do.
The good news is that the Social Security Administration always sends out payments on time. This means that if we have not received the payment in question, the problem should not be with Social Security as such. Most of the time, these delays are caused by factors external to the Administration itself.
In any case, we must be familiar with the calendar. We should do it before we claim one of the checks from the Social Security Administration. If we do not know the day on which we will receive the check, we will not be able to file a claim. So we must be certain of the day on which we will receive the payment before contacting any type of agency.
How to claim back payments from Social Security?
It doesn’t matter if we are talking about the March 8th payment or any other Social Security check. The important thing here is that we have to receive a check from the Administration and we still do not have it. In order to apply for one of these late Social Security payments we have two different ways.
First, we have to go directly to our bank. Our bank may withhold Social Security money for various reasons. Whether it is for lack of information or because we have a debt, we could see a delay in our payment. So we should check with the bank first to resolve the bank-related problems.
If the problem of the delay is not the fault of our bank, then we should immediately go to the Social Security Administration. Either by phone or by going to an office in person. After speaking with the Administration our problem with the cheque should be solved.
Make sure you receive your SSA checks
In order to ensure receipt of Social Security checks we can do several things. First, we must make sure that we have an accepted benefit. In this case we are talking about the retirement payment, but any other payment will do. Sometimes the payment may be in process and that is why we must be sure that the benefit is accepted.
Activate Direct Deposit to receive them earlier is another general tip. The Social Security Administration sends checks on a certain da. However, if we cash the check by direct deposit, the money may take up to 3 days to arrive.