The Social Security payment schedule in the United States follows a structure so that all Americans can know on what day they collect their payment. That implies that any citizen with a retirement check can know perfectly well when they will get their money.
In the case of a citizen with a widow’s benefit, he or she can also know the day on which the money will be available. The Social Security Administration does not distinguish between types of benefits when sending checks.
Thus, regardless of the type of check we have, we will be able to cash the next Social Security check without any problems. It is enough to meet the requirements and it doesn’t matter if it is for disability, widowhood or other reasons.
Therefore, if you are waiting to get your December Social Security check, you may not have to wait much longer, since the payment could arrive next week. Do you know what are the requirements to collect the new pension?
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEXT SOCIAL SECURITY WIDOW’S PENSION PAYMENT
Like disability or age retirement payments, the widow’s check has several requirements on each of the days the payments are sent out. Social Security sends out each of the checks on different days and the next payment day will be December 13th. On this day only one group will be able to collect the benefit.
The check will only go to post-1997 retirees with a birthday between the 1st and 10th of any month. This means that retirees prior to that year will not have a new benefit on the 13th, as well as retirees with birthdays between the 11th and 31st of the month.
Also, the month of the birthday does not matter, only the day as such. Thus, a widow/widower retiree can have a birthday in March, May or August. What matters is the year of retirement and the day of the birthday.
All other Social Security beneficiaries who do not have a widow’s or widower’s payment can also cash this check. In this way, both age and disability retirees can collect the payment without any problems.
The important thing in these cases is not the type of retirement, but the two previously announced data. Therefore, if you meet the requirements, you can prepare to get the money on December 13th.
If you have Direct Deposit activated, the Social Security payment will arrive immediately and you will not have to wait a single day to receive the benefit. So if you activate this payment method you will be able to enjoy the money on the same day it is sent.