$1657 Social Security Payments: Who’s Eligible To Receive?

Payments of up to $1,657 will be sent to eligible retirees today, and MILLIONS of people will get a check in the mail.

The three Wednesdays of each month are set aside for Social Security payments, and when you get yours depends on your birthday.

Americans born between the first and tenth of the month can expect a payment on the second Wednesday of every month.

Seniors who were born between the 11th and 20th of the month should have gotten their money on the 19th.

Those who were born between the 21st and 31st will get their money on the last Wednesday, October 26.

After October, there will be three more Social Security payment dates in November and December, for a total of six.

This year, retired workers' payments went up from $1,565 to $1,657 a month, which is an average increase of $92.

The average monthly payment for a married couple is now $2,753, up $154. The cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) took effect on January 1 and was 5.9%.

Social Security helps millions of retirees, but not everyone is eligible. You can usually earn payments if you retire abroad.

But people who are retired in Cuba and North Korea can't get the benefits. The same is true for people in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, and Tajikistan.