My account FINALLY reached $100 after almost 7 months. I haven't put any effort into the sites though, so that is entirely my fault. The only thing I want to know is when are payments mailed?
Hmm ... I can't seem to find the calendar on AdSense anywhere.
Payments are finalized the month after you reach $100, and then the month after that they are sent out within the second week usually.
What I've seen is payment via direct deposit no later than the 5th in the second month after earning...so for October 31st, I saw it 4 Dec, for November, I would expect something like 4-6 January. I've never done the check by mail, but would expect you would see it something like 10-15 January depending on the time it takes for first class mail to go to your mailing address from Google.