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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:12 AM
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Question: Were the Social Security checks mailed?
Those who still get their checks by mail will be expecting them in mailboxes on Tuesday. Which means they should be printed and mailed probably today.

It would be interesting to know if this has taken place.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:15 AM
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1. Hey!
Good Question.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:16 AM
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2. They will probably be mailed to China to pay off our debt.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:17 AM
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3. I don't know. Mine is direct deposit, and it was deposited
on Wednesday. For some time, new SS recipients have their payments scheduled at different times during the month. Only long-standing recipients receive checks at the first of the month. Today, a large number of recipients use direct deposit. It's reliable, always on time, and very convenient.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:17 AM
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4. Dunno. If printed and mailed today, probably OK.
I'm expecting my Fed pension electronically, Aug. 1.
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sammytko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:17 AM
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5. My military retirement was posted today, but USAA always posts a day early n/t
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:19 AM
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6. Mine was a couple of days past the usual deposit date,
but still earlier than required. No problems so far.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:21 AM
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7. As far as I know,
all govt "checks" are direct deposit, and have been for years.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:40 AM
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11. not so
Many, many people still get their checks by mail because they want it that way.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:24 AM
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8. SS check don't all go out on the same day as they used to do.
Years ago, they were al,l due to be received on the 1st of each month, and the banks complained that the rush of people all at one time was unmanagabme, which it was! now they are mailed according to the first letter of your last name. Ours isn;t due until the 2rd week of August.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:43 AM
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12. I know a K and an S who both get checks on the 3rd.
So that's kind of odd.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 12:19 PM
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17. I'm sure they grou the letters, but I don't know their method.
I do know they always used to be delivered on the 1st of the month, but that was changed a uumber of years ago. We've been collecting SS for three years, and it's always been somewhere between the 18th & the 23rd of the month and we have direct deposit.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:28 AM
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9. How's this? Congressmembers are govt employees, right?
Lets watch them NOT GET PAID! (No special dispensation, I hope.)
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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:29 AM
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10. actually, only a minority of SS recipients are paid by check and
less than half are paid on the 3rd but that's still a lot of checks. Millions of checks are not printed and mailed all at once. Can you imagine a bunch of civil servants stuffing checks in a mailbox? They are actually printed and delivered to the PO many days ahead of time with instructions to be delivered on the 3rd. The PO has had them for a few days already. And, another point. The payments made in August are for benefits due for July. So I'm not sure they would be affected by the debt crisis anyway. Next month?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:46 AM
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14. good point about July benefits.
But if there were no money to pay SSA, it wouldn't matter which month the benefits were actually for. It would be money due in August, no matter what it represented.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:55 AM
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16. I have direct deposit
and my SS check is deposited to my checking account on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:44 AM
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13. of course they were
these two things, SS and the debt limit, are unrelated in any way shape and form other than the illusion being put forth that they are
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 10:47 AM
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15. My military retirement gets direct deposit. I got paid already, today.
Along with my VA Disability and education benefit.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 12:27 PM
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18. That fear tactic has never been serious. The checks will be there.
Both sides are playing for the 2012 elections. A bill will be passed. All this tv theater is really getting old.
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cayanne Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 01:09 PM
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19. We're Screwed
My husband works for the federal government and I get SS and money from an annuity from the Department of Defense.
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