The second payment will be released on Oct. 18 for those born between the 11th and 20th of their birth month. The third and last group receives their checks a week later, on Oct. 25, for those born on or after the 21st. Those born between the first and 10th of their birth month have already received their checks. Each recipient gets a single check.
A person must have paid into Social Security for at least 10 years to qualify for the payments.
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, per the Social Security Administration.
Normal Social Security checks are different from other payments given out by the SSA, such as disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income. The amount of each benefit is expected to rise by 3.2% in 2024, according to the SSA, for both SSI and retirement checks.
Analysts predict that Social Security insolvency could occur as early as 2034 unless action is taken by Congress to prevent it. Any change to the program would not affect those who are already on Social Security.