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How long does it take to start receiving Social Security Retirement benefits after I apply for them?

The simple answer to this question is this: an individual who has filed an application for Social Security retirement benefits will receive a retirement benefit check in the month following their month of entitlement (defined as a month in which an individual meets the minimum age requirement to qualify for retirement benefits and has filed an application to receive retirement benefits). In other words, social security pays a month behind. So, for example, a benefit to which an individual is entitled for the month of January will actually be paid in the following month of February.

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