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16. When do you mail the benefit checks? Is there any way I can get my check sooner?
Payroll is always the end of the month. All checks are placed in the mail and all Direct Deposits are automatically deposited into banking accounts on the last business day of the month. There is no way that you can get a check any sooner or at a different time. The first check you receive will always be mailed to your house. Direct deposits can take 1-2 months to process.