Social Security beneficiaries in all United States can know in advance on which day they will receive their pension. Thanks to this system, retirees can count on Social Security money to help them organize their household finances. However, there are times when the retiree may not have a check on time.
This can be due to a variety of reasons, but it is rare that the fault lies with the Social Security Administration. This federal agency sends out checks without delay and, moreover, has a schedule that it always follows. Regarding the calendar, it is important to note that the Administration even takes into account holidays and weekends, advancing the mailing of checks in this case.
For that reason, if you are in the group of beneficiaries who have to collect the May 24 retirement benefit and it arrives late you should claim. To do so, there are several options, although it is also important to keep in mind that there are several things we can do to avoid future delays. Is your Social Security retirement check late?
Claiming your late Social Security payment on May 24, 2023
First of all it is good to be clear that if all of our information is in order the Social Security Administration will send our check on time. However, any changes to private information can cause the check to be delayed in some way.
For example, if we get married or divorced, our information changes. If we fail to inform the Social Security Administration of such changes, the money may end up being withheld. The same is true for our bank, since the information must be the same for both agencies.
In order to claim our overdue benefit payments, the first thing to do is to contact the bank. There are times when the bank withholds payment for various reasons. It may be because we have a debt or there is simply a technical problem. This can happen even if you have Direct Deposit activated, as this is not up to the Social Security Administration.
If after contacting the bank we still do not have a solution, we should contact the Social Security Administration. It doesn’t matter if we contact through a phone call to 1 (800) 772-1213 or if we go to a local office.
Still, before you do anything, you can check through My Social Security Account to make sure everything is okay. There you can look at your checks, your personal information and more. So if you think your payment is late, check all your information before you file a claim.