If you get Social Security or other federal benefit payments by paper check, you are required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to switch to an electronic payment method by March 1, 2013.
Don’t wait – make the switch today. We can help! Watch these videos, which feature friendly Treasury customer service agents who can answer your questions.
- Why is the U.S. Treasury requiring electronic federal benefit payments?
- How will I know my money has been deposited?
- How does direct deposit work?
- Are electronic payments safe?
- How does the Direct Express® card work?
You can view the videos on GoDirect.org or by visiting its YouTube channel.
How to Make the Switch
Switch now to one of the two electronic payment options recommended by the Treasury Department: direct deposit to a checking or savings account or the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card.
It’s fast, easy and free. You can switch at your local federal benefit agency office, online at GoDirect.org or by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795. For direct deposit, you also can switch at your bank or credit union.
For more information, visit GoDirect.org.