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Social Security checks are going out this week- see when you’ll get yours

The second round of May Social Security checks are going out Wednesday, May 18.

Social Security payment

Payments are sent out in three waves across the month.


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When will I get my check?

Social Security checks are sent out three times a month. When you receive yours will depend on your birthday. Checks are distributed on the second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month. Read more about it here.

If your birthday falls between:

  • 1st-10th of the month expect your check on the second Wednesday
  • 11th-20th payment will be on the third Wednesday
  • 21st or after will get paid on the fourth Wednesday

The first round of payments this month went out on May 11. The next round is going out this Wednesday, the 18th.

Right now, the average Social Security payment is $1,657 per month.


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