When will the follow-up payment arrive?

The The Social Security Administration issue of Payments in December has already started and still has three batches planned for this month. If you have questions about the specific week you’ll receive your check, we’re here to help you figure it out.

After you receive this payment, be aware that your next check will have a A 3.2% increase due to the cost of living adjustment (COLA) starting in January 2024.

Read on to find out the estimated date of yours Social security payment and how it is determined. We also provide information on the maximum size of Social Security money you can get every month. If you are a Social Security Disability Beneficiarywe also provide you with the corresponding payment schedule.

When will I receive my Social Security payment for December?

Here is the December schedule for the expected date of receiving yours Social Security Check and/or social security funds:

Insurance in December 2024
Insurance in December 2024
  • December 1: Social Security payments to those who received Social Security before May 1997. Payments are also made to SSI recipients.
  • December 13: Social security payments for people who celebrate their birthday between the 1st and 10th of each month.
  • December 20: Social security payments for those who celebrate a birthday between the 11th and 20th of each month.
  • December 27: Social security payments for those who celebrate their birthday between the 21st and 31st of each month.

How is my Social Security payout date determined?

The Social Security Administration typically makes payments on the second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month, determined by the beneficiary’s date of birth.

If your birthday is between the 1st and 10th of the monthyou will receive your payment on the second Wednesday of the month.
If your birthday is between the 11th and 20th of the monthpayment will be made on the third Wednesday of the month.
If your birthday is between the 21st and 31st of the monthyour payment will be sent on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Payments to Social Security beneficiaries are generally made on the first day of each month, with some exceptions described below.

What if I receive both Social Security and SSI benefits?

If you received Social Security benefits before May 1997, or if you are a recipient of both Social security and SSI, the payment schedule differs. Instead of getting paid on Wednesdays, you’ll get your Social Security payment on the third day of each month and your SSI payment on the first day of each month.

However, these payment dates change if the first or third day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday. For example, this year, with October 1st falling on a Sunday, SSI recipients received their October payments a few days early, on September 29th, while Social Security recipients received their payments on October 3rd. The same adjustment will be made in January 2024 payments.

What happens if my payment does not arrive on the scheduled date?

If your payment is not received by the due date, it is recommended that you wait three more days before contacting the Social Security Administration. You can then speak to a representative by calling 800-772-1213. The SSA indicates that wait times are shortest from Wednesday to Friday and between 4pm and 7pm on weekdays.

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