If you have a Social Security benefit you may need to check the calendar, as the United States Administration in charge of these checks is sending out new payments in December. Although the Administration sent out checks on the 1st of the month, this does not mean that the payments will arrive on the same day to all retirees.
Thus, retirees who received their payments on the 1st of the month already have their payments in their pockets, at least in most cases. Some of the beneficiaries of this group of retirees have not yet gotten the payment, but it will be available soon. There is nothing to worry about in this regard, since Social Security always reaches its recipients every month.
The important thing is to know which group of retirees we belong to. Once we know this and the payment schedule, we will have no problem determining on which day we will receive our payment and, of course, whether we will get the new check in the next payment or not. Also, there are other Social Security payments during the month and there is even an extra check in the month of December.
WHEN WILL I GET MY NEW SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK?
In the next week the Social Security Administration sends out new checks to another group of beneficiaries. This group will be the second group to get a check in December. In order to qualify for the payment we must meet certain requirements. These requirements are mandatory, so you should take note to find out if you are part of this group.
The beneficiaries who will get the payment are those who pass the two filters we see below:
- Have a Social Security payment since after 1997. It does not matter if the payment is for retirement due to age, widowhood or other reasons. The important thing is to have it since after that year.
- Have your birthday between the 1st and 10th of the month. This other requirement is fundamental, since post-1997 retirees with a birthday between days other than these two get the payment on a different day.
This way we will be able to collect the payment on the next December 13th, but more benefit payments will arrive during the month. new checks will arrive on the 20th and 27th of December for the rest of the retiree groups.
HOW TO GET THE EXTRA CHECK FROM THE SSA IN DECEMBER?
During the month of December we will have the opportunity to get an extra check from the Social Security Administration. This extra check is not a pensioner’s pension, but is actually a Supplemental Security Income check.
In this case we are talking about the January 2024 Supplemental Security Income. We will get this payment earlier only if we have Direct Deposit activated. We must also have the check accepted in advance.
The payment will have the 2024 COLA added to it, so the maximum will not be $914, but $943. Even so, it is not necessary to cash the maximum check to add the COLA to it, since any other payment, regardless of the amount, from Social Security will have 3.2% of the COLA added to it as of January 2024.