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On what dates are Social Security checks released?

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The date on which a person receives a Social Security check or deposit depends on his birthday and when he applied for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. Recipients who applied for Social Security on or before April 30, 1997, receive their checks on the third day of each month.

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On what dates are Social Security checks released?
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For those who applied for both benefits after April 30, 1997, the date of receipt is scheduled according to birthday. If the person's birthday lies on the first through the tenth of their birth month, he gets his check on the second Wednesday of the month. A person who has a birthday that lies between the 11th and the 20th get his check on the third Wednesday of the month. Any person who has a birthday on the 21st and later get his check on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Those customers who receive only the Supplement Security Income receive their checks on the first day of the month.

When the payment date falls on a legal holiday, Saturday or Sunday, the Social Security office sends the benefits the day before the due date. The Social Security Administration does not allow any changes to the dates that payments are issued.

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