Disability Connection


Paper Federal Benefits Checks to Stop March 1st

  • Feb, Thu, 2013

Paper Federal Benefits Checks to Stop March 1st

By March 1, 2013, the Federal Government will only disperse electronic benefit payments.

If you receive Social Security, SSI, Veterans or other federal government benefits by check in the mail, you will have the option of having the money deposited directly in your savings or checking account, or onto a Direct Express debit Mastercard.

If you would like the debit card, do nothing. After March 1, you will automatically receive your payments on the card. If you prefer direct deposit, sign up at your local bank or credit union, or by calling (800) 333-1795. You can also sign up online at ttps://www.godirect.gov/gpw/index.gd .

Learn more about this change in your benefits at http://www.godirect.org/ .

– Thanks to JAM (Just Advocacy of Mississippi) –