The payment will be released Oct. 18 and will be for those born between the 11th and 20th of their birth month. This is the second of three payments. The final group receives their checks on Oct. 25, and they are for those born on or after the 21st. Those born between the first and 10th of their birth month received their checks Wednesday. Each recipient gets a single check.
Social Security payments are based on the earnings that are made throughout a recipient’s career. The maximum amount people receive varies based on the age the person retires.
Those who retired at the current retirement age, 67, receive a maximum check of $3,627, while those who retired at 62 get up to $2,572, and those who delay their retirement to age 70 get the largest payment of up to $4,555 per month, according to the Social Security Administration.
A person must have paid into Social Security for at least 10 years to qualify for the payments.
Normal Social Security checks are different from other payments given out by the SSA, such as disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income.
Analysts predict that Social Security insolvency may occur as early as 2034 unless action is taken by Congress to prevent it via restructuring or another method. Any change to the program would not affect those who are already on Social Security.