Retirees Born Between This Dates Will Receive Nearly $5,000 from SSA

By Elena Cordelia

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Retirees Will Receive Nearly $5,000 from SSA

Social Security benefits are a vital source of income for millions of Americans, helping retirees, disabled individuals, and survivors manage their finances. Let’s break down how Social Security works, how much you can receive, and when you can expect your payments.

What Are Social Security Benefits?

Social Security benefits are payments made by the government to support people who are retired, disabled, or survivors of deceased workers. These benefits are funded through taxes that workers pay during their careers.

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Who Gets Social Security Benefits?

  1. Retirees: People who have worked and paid Social Security taxes.
  2. Disabled Individuals: People who cannot work due to a disability.
  3. Survivors: Family members of workers who have passed away.

How Many People Receive Benefits?

In 2024, nearly 68 million Americans will receive some form of Social Security benefit each month. This includes retirees, disabled individuals, and survivors.

How Much Money Is Paid Out?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will pay out around $1.5 trillion in benefits throughout the year.

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When Do People Get Paid?

Social Security payments are not made on the same date each month for everyone. Instead, the payment schedule depends on your birthdate:

  • Most retirees receive their payments on a Wednesday.
  • For example, on June 26, retirees born between the 21st and 31st of any month will receive their monthly check.

Payment Schedule for Different Beneficiaries

  • Retirees: Payments are typically made on Wednesdays.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients: Payments are made at different times.
  • Long-Term Claimants (before 1997): Payments follow a separate schedule.
  • International Residents: Payments are adjusted based on location.

What to Do If You Haven’t Received Your Payment

If your payment date has passed and you haven’t received your funds, the SSA advises waiting three working days before contacting them. This helps ensure there’s a real delay before you take action.

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Understanding Your Payment Amount

Not everyone receives the same amount. Here’s how your benefit is calculated:

  1. Highest-Earning Years: The SSA looks at your 35 highest-earning years.
  2. Inflation Adjustments: Benefits are adjusted to keep up with inflation.
  3. Retirement Age: The age you retire affects your benefit amount.

Factors Influencing Your Benefit Amount

  • Early Retirement (Age 62): Lower benefits.
  • Full Retirement Age: Standard benefits.
  • Delayed Retirement (Age 70): Higher benefits.

Planning Your Retirement

If you plan to retire in 2024, knowing the impact of your retirement age on benefits is crucial:

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  • Retiring at Full Retirement Age: Maximum benefit is $3,822 per month.
  • Retiring Early at Age 62: Maximum benefit drops to $2,710 per month.
  • Retiring at Age 70: Maximum benefit increases to $4,873 per month.

Understanding your Social Security benefits helps you plan better for the future. By knowing when and how much you’ll receive, you can manage your finances more effectively.

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Elena Cordelia

Elena is a seasoned tax consultant with a decade of expertise in income tax management. Graduating with top honors in Finance, she embarked on a career journey focused on simplifying tax complexities. Elena's insightful articles on thecsc.org provide practical guidance to taxpayers.

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