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From the Social Security Benefits Handbook, Online Edition: Section 1003 - Regular Monthly Checks


After you have become entitled to Social Security benefits you will receive your checks on a monthly basis. The checks are paid one month in arrears. This means for example, that the check you receive in May is the benefit due for the month of April.Section 1003 - Regular Monthly Checks
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