For those in the path of an impending storm, don’t worry. Your Social Security checks should be coming to you earlier than usual.
The Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin, announced that benefit checks will start arriving on Thursday, September 1, before the arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine, Hurricane Lester, Hurricane Madeline and Tropical Depression Eight.
Around 12,750 recipients in Florida, North Carolina and Hawaii will be affected by this earlier than usual payment delivery. The regularly scheduled payment date is Sept. 3.
“As families gather supplies and prepare for the storms, getting their checks delivered early eliminates one concern many beneficiaries have,” Colvin said. “Our beneficiaries rely on these checks to purchase the items they need to get through the storms or for transportation costs of evacuating to safer locations.”
Colvin said that beneficiaries are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to ensure that benefits are received in a timely manner, especially during natural disasters.
In addition, the Department of Treasury has requested that financial institutions and banks honor the paper checks ahead of the regularly scheduled delivery date.
Beneficiaries living in the following Florida counties should receive an early delivery of their payment: Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Manatee. There are approximately 8,189 recipients living in those counties.