If you or someone you know receives their Social security or other federal benefits by Paper Check. You have until March 1st to switch to electronic payments.
This change affects anyone who receives a check in the mail for Social Security, VA, SSI or other federal benefits. Going forward the ONLY way to receive these benefits is through electronic payment. Either through a direct deposit to your bank account or deposited to a Pre-Paid debit card called a “Direct Express” card.
Switching to electronic payment is not an option… it’s the law and the clock is ticking.
For help with this transition you can visit the treasury departments website at GODIRECT.org or call the at 800-333-1795