For most of Webmasters around the Globe Google Adsense is Main Source of Income.Being a Webmaster I understand the Difficulties of not Receiving check on Time.Minimum Earnings should be $100 to Recieve the payment.
I will Explain Few Steps to Get your Earnings on Time.
Verify your Standard Mail Address By entering Pin in your Account
Step 2 :
Make Sure your payments is Not on Hold
Step 3 :
Publisher Need to Submit Tax Information (Required For Few Countries)
Publishers Now even opt for Electronic Funds Transfer(EFT) which is available for most of the countries.Just you Need to Enter your Bank Account Information.Once the Information is updated Google Adsense Team will deposit small amount and will verify Bank Statemant.This processes will normally take 4-10 days.
[ via Adsense Blog ]