The first round of payments will be released on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and will be for those born between the first and 10th of a month. The second payment will be released a week later, on Oct. 18, and will go to people born between the 11th and 20th of the month. The last group receives their payment on Oct. 25.
The maximum amount of money each retiree can receive from the government varies depending on certain factors, including the person’s age at retirement, how much they paid into Social Security, and how many years were paid into the program. Beneficiaries need to spend at least 10 years paying into the program to receive money for retirement.
Beneficiaries who retire at the youngest age of 62 can get up to $2,572 per month, and those who retire at the full age of retirement, 67, receive a maximum check of up to $3,627 per month. People who delay retirement until they are 70 can receive up to $4,555 per month, according to the Social Security Administration.
The payments could be lower in 2034 if Congress does not come up with a way to fund the program. Analysts estimate that the SSA will no longer be able to give out full payments to recipients as early as 2034 due to a rising number of retirees and a shrinking number of workers.
Another possible change could include restructuring how the payments go out, but people already on Social Security would not be affected by these changes.