US Retirees To Receive $4,873 From Social Security In July – New dates announced

By Elena Cordelia

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US Retirees To Receive $4,873 From Social Security In July

Receiving monthly Social Security payments can bring peace of mind to many seniors. However, it’s important to understand how to get the most out of these benefits. This article will explain how you can receive the maximum Social Security payment of $4,873 per month and provide information on the new payment dates for July.

New Payment Dates for July

Millions of people over the age of 65 rely on Social Security for income, healthcare, housing, and more. According to the Economic Policy Institute, about 30% of older recipients receive 90% or more of their income from Social Security, while two-thirds receive 50% or more of their entire income from these benefits.

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has confirmed the following payment dates for July:

  • July 3rd (Wednesday): Payment for retirees who started receiving Social Security benefits before 1997.
  • July 10th (Wednesday): Payment for retirees born between the 1st and the 10th.
  • July 17th (Wednesday): Payment for retirees born between the 11th and the 20th.
  • July 24th (Wednesday): Payment for retirees born between the 21st and the 31st.

If a payment date falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the SSA reschedules it to the next business day. For example, because June 19 is a federal holiday, beneficiaries born between June 11 and June 20 will receive their payment on Tuesday, June 18. Make sure to review the 2024 Social Security Payment Schedule for more details.

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How to Get the Maximum Social Security Payment

Living a stress-free retirement depends on having your finances in order. One key to this is understanding how Social Security impacts your income. To get the maximum payment of $4,873 per month in 2024, follow these guidelines:

Work for 35 Years

Social Security calculates your monthly payment based on your average earnings during the 35 years you earned the most. If you don’t work for 35 years, zeros are factored into the average, which lowers your benefit amount.

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Earn High Wages

To receive the maximum benefit, your average earnings must meet or exceed the wage base limit for each of those 35 years. For example, in 2023, you needed to earn at least $160,200. This wage base level is adjusted for inflation each year, so make sure your earnings are above this threshold for 35 years.

Delay Claiming Benefits

Delaying your Social Security benefits can also increase your monthly payments. If you wait until your full retirement age (67 for those born in 1960 or later), you’ll receive 100% of your benefits. If you delay further until age 70, your payments can increase by 24% more.

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Maximizing your Social Security benefits is crucial for a secure retirement. By working for 35 years, earning high wages, and delaying your benefits, you can potentially receive the maximum payment of $4,873 per month. Stay informed about payment schedules and plan your retirement carefully to ensure financial stability and peace of mind.

FAQs:

What is the maximum Social Security payment for 2024?

The maximum Social Security payment for 2024 is $4,873 per month.

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How is my Social Security payment calculated?

Your payment is based on your average earnings during the 35 years you earned the most. Higher earnings lead to higher benefits.

When are the Social Security payment dates for July?

July 3rd: For those who started benefits before 1997.
July 10th: For those born between the 1st and the 10th.
July 17th: For those born between the 11th and the 20th.
July 24th: For those born between the 21st and the 31st.

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How can I increase my Social Security payments?

You can increase your payments by working for 35 years, earning high wages, and delaying your benefits until age 70.

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Elena Cordelia

Elena is a seasoned tax consultant with a decade of expertise in income tax management. Graduating with top honors in Finance, she embarked on a career journey focused on simplifying tax complexities. Elena's insightful articles on thecsc.org provide practical guidance to taxpayers.

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