Within the United States retiree pension system, one thing stands out above all others. The timeliness of Social Security payments is very important. This way, all retirees can know on what day they will receive their checks. This is a great advantage when it comes to the monthly payments that U.S. citizens always have to make.
Knowing the day on which a retiree receives his or her benefit helps to organize the family economy. For this reason, the Social Security Administration provides a calendar every month with the days on which the payment will be made. Retirement payments are always made on the second, third and fourth Wednesday of the month. The Social Security Administration sends a check on each of these days to a different group of retirees.
The birthday is the key piece of information that tells us when a retiree will receive his or her benefit. With this in mind, we should know that the payment days in December are the 14th, 21st and 28th. While one of these days has already passed, it is true that there are still two more days to go. The next payment will be on the 21st of December and only one of the three groups of seniors will receive it.
Who will receive the December 21st Social Security payment?
The group of retirees receiving the Social Security payment on December 21 is the group consisting of those born between the 11th and 20th of the month. Any retiree born on those days receives his or her check soon.
It should be noted that not only retirees born in December receive the December check. The Social Security Administration sends retirement checks every month to retirees born in any month of the year.
If a retiree was born in January, he or she will receive checks in January as well as in the other months of the year. The only thing that matters for Social Security is the day of the month, in this case from the 11th to the 20th.
How can I receive my pension quickly?
There are two methods to receive your pension. In the past, Social Security also used to send physical checks, but this technique is no longer used. The two methods for cashing checks are:
Bank account. By making a deposit into the bank account, the retiree can enjoy Social Security, but it can take up to 3 days for the money to arrive.
Direct Deposit. This is the fastest method, without a doubt. As soon as the Social Security Administration sends the money, the retiree has it on his or her debit card.
Thanks to Direct Deposit, any retiree can have the money immediately, which is a great advantage.
As it is not mandatory to have Direct Deposit activated, we can also receive the money through a bank account. But please note that it can take up to 3 days to reach our pocket. This is the biggest disadvantage compared to this type of payment, since Direct Deposit is automatic and you don’t have to wait even one day to receive the amount of the Social Security check.