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DELIVERY OF BENEFIT CHECKS

Sec708[42 U.S.C. 909] (a) If the day regularly designated for the delivery of benefit checks under title II, title VIII or title XVI falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal public holiday (as defined in section 6103 of title 5, United States Code[15] in any month, the benefit checks which would otherwise be delivered on such day shall be mailed for delivery on the first day preceding such day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal public holiday (as so defined), without regard to whether the delivery of such checks would as a result have to be made before the end of the month for which such checks are issued.

(b) If more than the correct amount of payment under title II, title VIII or XVI is made to any individual as a result of the receipt of a benefit check pursuant to subsection (a) before the end of the month for which such check is issued, no action shall be taken (under section 204 or 1631(b) or otherwise) to recover such payment or the incorrect portion thereof.

(c) For purposes of computing the “OASDI trust fund ratio” under section 201(l), the “OASDI fund ratio” under section 215(i), and the “balance ratio” under section 709(b), benefit checks delivered before the end of the month for which they are issued by reason of subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed to have been delivered on the regularly designated delivery date.


[15]  Legal public holidays which may affect check delivery are (1) New Year’s Day [January 1], (2) Independence Day [July 4], and (3) Labor Day [first Monday in September].