In the United States, the payments that the Social Security Administration sends to its beneficiaries always have a date fixed on the calendar. In this regard, Supplemental Security Income also has a day each month on which it is sent to Americans with this check. However, the payment can sometimes get tied up.
Most of the time these delays are not related to the Social Security Administration as such, but arise due to problems external to it. And in the case of Supplemental Security Income, the truth is that all checks go out on the same day, so collecting it earlier or later depends directly on what each citizen does.
It is not only the method of collection that is important in order to know on which day of the month we will have the check in our pockets. There are other factors that can affect whether you get your Supplemental Security Income payment or any other Social Security payment sooner or later. And it is possible to take into account all the aspects related to these payments so that you never get the money late.
WHY HAVEN’T I RECEIVED MY DECEMBER SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME CHECK YET?
There are several reasons why you may not have your December Supplemental Security Income check yet. The Administration mailed it on the 1st of the month to all Supplemental Security Income recipients, so by now everyone usually has the money available.
However, the check may arrive late for the following reasons:
- Not having Direct Deposit activated. This can cause the check to be delayed. This method of collection is immediate, which means that the payments arrive just when the Administration sends them.
- Having debts with the bank. If we have debts, it is possible that the bank will hold the money that comes in with Supplemental Security Income. So eliminate your debts as soon as possible.
- Our personal information is incorrect. This is key and fundamental to getting each month’s Social Security check on time, whether it’s SSI or any other benefit. If we move, for example, we must report it immediately. Any other changes should also be reported.
If we keep these things in mind it is possible that the check will not be late, but nothing is 100% certain. Still, in the event that we don’t get the check on time we can always claim the payment, so learning how to do this is a good idea.
HOW TO CLAIM SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS?
If we think our Social Security payment has not arrived on time but it is not our fault we should claim the check as soon as possible. And it doesn’t matter if it is Supplemental Security Income or any other SSA benefit.
To do this, the first step is to contact our bank. This is the first step because in most cases we find that the bank may withhold the money or anything else for that matter.
In the case where the bank cannot help us, then it is time to contact the Social Security Administration. Although the SSA cannot directly help us resolve the situation, they can tell us what we need to do to get our Supplemental Security Income payment as soon as possible.