When a United States citizen applies to Social Security for a retirement paycheck, he or she can find out on what day he or she will get it each month. While it is true that sometimes we encounter irregularities, the calendar usually has a pattern. And by that pattern we will know when we will collect each payment.
On the upcoming February 14th a new group of retirees may get a new check. This new payment is exclusive to post-May 1997 retirees. So if you are in the post-1997 retiree group you could get this check.
However, not all Americans with these characteristics are eligible for the Social Security check. Another requirement must also be met. This other requirement is related to the birthday. So in total we will have to meet two requirements to collect the next payment of up to $4,873 on February 14th.
Requirements for the new February 14th Social Security payment
On the one hand, as we have already discussed, we have to have retirement since after May 1997. So if your benefit is in those terms, this Social Security payment could be yours. But not all Americans can reach this check.
On the other hand, it is also necessary to have a birthday between the 1st and 10th of the month. Only if we meet both requirements will we be able to access the payment. Otherwise, our check will arrive on a different day of the month of February.
February 14th will be this payment day for these beneficiaries. Therefore, in just a few hours we will be able to enjoy the check if we have Direct Deposit activated. If not, the check will also arrive, but a few days later.
What will the February 14th Social Security amount be?
Each retiree gets a different amount of Social Security. The check depends on several factors, not the least of which is retirement age. To reach the $4,873 figure, you need to have maxed out your check.
No matter what your benefit amount is you will get the payment if you qualify. If you have an average check of around $1,600 you will also be able to collect it without any problems.
So don’t worry if your Social Security payment is less than $4,873, the Administration will still send it. And remember, once you apply for a retirement check, there is no way to change the amount.