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LawTalk, Attorney
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 37855
Experience:  I have 30 years of legal and litigation experience, including representing clients before the U.S. Social Security Administration.
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Not sure why i have not received my 1st social security

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not sure why i have not received my 1st social security check?
JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: my ss# *****###-##-####klprevatt 12/23/50
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: i applied several months ago
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 9 months ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.

1. Did you ask social security to begin your benefits when you reached the age of 66 (full retirement age)?


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  LawTalk replied 9 months ago.


Thanks for the clarification.

Because your 66th birthday was in December, January is the first full month that you will be 66. Because retirement benefits are paid 1 month in arrears, that means that your January benefit will be paid in February. So, you are not scheduled to get your first social security retirement benefit deposit until next month. Because you applied for the benefit months ago it will certainly be there in your account next month. But you will not receive a benefit this month.

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I wish you and yours well in the New Year,


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thanks for your quick response
Expert:  LawTalk replied 9 months ago.


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