Social Security income is critically important to most of the people who receive it. Indeed, according to the Social Security Administration, the majority of elderly beneficiaries get 50% or more of their income from Social Security, while 21% of married elderly beneficiaries and 43% of unmarried ones get fully 90% or more of their income from it. Thus, many retirees are quite reasonably interested in exactly when their checks will arrive.
When to expect your Social Security payments
The question of when to expect Social Security benefits to pop up in your bank account (because the funds are mostly delivered by direct deposit these days) is a simple one. The Social Security Administration (SSA) even offers a handy calendar with all the details.
Here's the scoop, though: Payments are generally made to each retirement beneficiary on one Wednesday per month.