Thanks for the clarification Betsey.
If you were born on the 18th of May, that means that your payment should have been deposited on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. That date was last Wednesday and so yes, it is very late.
There are limited actions that you can take if you miss a payment---and you already know that calling social security requires great patience and it can take hours before they answer your call.
Your only other options, if you are not willing to call because of the time involved, it to visit your local social security office in person and report the missed payment, or write to social security and notify them in writing of the missed payment.
None of these options is convenient---I am aware of that and I empathize with your frustration---but those are the only options available to anyone in your situation.
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