A check for $1,657 is being sent to someone today as part of their third Social Security payment.

Due to the high inflation Americans are experiencing right now, Social Security benefits may increase for the first time in four decades.

The Social Security Administration establishes a payment calendar based on birthdates 

to ease the administrative burden of mailing out all of those checks and setting 

Up direct deposits for the 65 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits.

How are Social Security benefits payment dates established?

The payment date depends on your birth date. Payments are sent out on Wednesdays.

As an example, those born from:

1st - 10th of the month

11th - 20th of the month

Will receive their benefits the second Wednesday of the month.

21st - 31st of the month

Will receive their benefits the third Wednesday of the month.

Will receive their benefits the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Supplemental Security Income recipients receive their benefits on the first of the month, but if the 

payment date falls on a weekend or national holiday, they receive their payments at the end of the previous month.

Before contacting the Social Security Administration, you should wait at least three mailing days.

What can I do if I didn't receive my check?

Call 800-772-1213 to speak with a representative at their company.

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