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When you apply for social security benefits - you will indicate when will be effective date for your benefits.
That may be any months following teh months you become eligible.
For instance - if you became eligible in Nov 2017 - your effective date will be December 2017 and your first check for December will come in January 2018.
Processing time for your benefits will be about a month - if the SSA has all required information.
So - you may want to provide your last paycheck stubs to confirm your wages for 2017.
It is recommended to apply at least three months before your want your benefits to start - just to avoid delays.
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