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Social Security Checks Arriving Early Along Atlantic Coast

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-09-01 (Revised/Updated 2016-06-13) - Social Security benefit checks delivered to some Atlantic coast residents on Thursday September 2nd before arrival of Hurricane Earl - U.S. Department Social Security.

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Quote: "Social Security worked closely with the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of the Treasury to make the early delivery of checks possible."

Money Will Get to Atlantic Coast Residents Ahead of Hurricane Earl.

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that benefit checks are being delivered to some Atlantic coast residents on Thursday, September 2nd, before the arrival of Hurricane Earl and ahead of the regular September 3rd payment date. About 737,000 beneficiaries in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. are affected by this early check delivery.

"Delivering checks early to these residents eliminates one concern beneficiaries might have as they prepare for the storm," Commissioner Astrue said.

"As beneficiaries take steps to ensure their own safety, this is one step we can take to help them. They should also be aware that Direct Deposit is a more secure and convenient way to receive payments, particularly when natural disasters strike."

Social Security worked closely with the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of the Treasury to make the early delivery of checks possible.

Beneficiaries living in areas with the following first three digits in their zip codes will receive early delivery.

State3-Digit ZIP Code
North Carolina270 - thru - 289
and 297
Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Kingston, Hickory, and Asheville
South Carolina290 - thru - 296Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, and Florence
Maryland206 - thru - 212, 214 - thru - 219, and 267Linthicum, Baltimore, Cumberland, Eastern Shore, and Frederick
Washington, DC200, 202 - thru - 205Washington DC
Virginia220 - thru - 225, 228 - thru - 239, and 244Richmond, Culpeper, Norfolk, and Farmville
Pennsylvania189 - thru - 194Philadelphia and Southeastern PA
Delaware197 - thru - 199Wilmington
New Jersey070 - thru - 074, 076 - thru - 078 and 080 - thru - 088DV Daniels, NNJ Metro, South Jersey, Newark, Trenton, Monmouth and Kilmer
New York100 - thru - 104, 110 - thru - 114, and 116,
115, 117, and 119
Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and
Western Nassau
Massachusetts021 - thru - 026Brockton, Boston, Northwest Boston, and Cape Cod
Rhode Island027 - thru - 029Providence

The Department of the Treasury, through the Federal Reserve, has requested that financial institutions in the affected areas honor the paper checks.

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