Today is Social Security collection day for millions of United States citizens who meet certain criteria. This day is usually one of the best days of the month because it facilitates the possibility of organizing the family economy. In this sense, just by knowing a few facts we will be able to determine whether or not today’s check will reach our pockets.
The best thing about starting to collect the monthly Social Security check is that we can know a long time in advance on what day we will receive the new benefit. Because of this information, every retiree, whether it is an age or disability retiree, can know on what day they can pay their monthly bills and expenses.
Regardless of the type of benefit we have and the amount we collect, the Administration will always send us our check on the same date. Some retirees get paid on the 3rd day of the month, others get paid on the second Wednesday, others on the third Wednesday and the last group gets paid on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
The group we are talking about now is the one that gets paid today, May 17th, that is, on the third Wednesday of the month. Only one group of beneficiaries can receive this check today. In addition, in order to receive it immediately, it is also necessary to activate a specific option. Will you be in the group of retirees who receive it today?
Requirements for collecting Social Security today
To cash your Social Security retirement check today, you must meet three main requirements. Each of these requirements is mandatory if you want to have your check in your pocket today.
These are the requirements we must take into account:
- Have a Social Security retirement after 1997. If we have applied for a retirement check before this year, the Administration will always pay us on the 3rd day of the month, with some exceptions. In order to receive payment on the second, third or fourth Wednesday of the month, it is only necessary to have applied for retirement after 1997.
- You must have reached your birthday between the 11th and 20th of the month. In case of retirement after 1997 and birthday in another range of days, the check will arrive on another Wednesday of the month.
- Activate Direct Deposit. It is essential to choose Direct Deposit as a payment method in order to receive the money as quickly as possible. With this method the money arrives immediately. We will not have to wait even one day to receive the check with the money.
The rest of the retirees have either already received their Social Security or will receive it next week. Remember to activate Direct Deposit to cash your check no matter what day the Administration sends it. This option greatly speeds up the process of collecting your benefit.