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It’s the Law: Switch to Electronic Federal Benefit Payments Today

It’s the Law: Switch to Electronic Federal Benefit Payments Today

Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service

If you still receive a paper check for your Social Security or other federal benefit payments, you are required by law to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.

Make the switch before time runs out and start enjoying the safety and reliability of electronic payments immediately. It’s fast, free and easy to sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Wait times are usually minimal. Call now to avoid delays near the deadline. For direct deposit, you can also sign up online at http://www.godirect.org/ or by visiting your bank or credit union.

For more information, visit http://www.godirect.org/.