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

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has begun its move toward all-electronic federal benefit payments. This means that everyone applying for federal benefits will now receive their payments electronically, while anyone currently receiving paper federal benefit checks must switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. Paper checks will no longer be an option. People who do not choose an electronic payment option at the time they apply for federal benefits or who do not switch by the deadline will receive their federal benefit payments via the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card, so they will not experience any interruption in payment

Why Direct Deposit?

Receiving federal benefit payments by direct deposit means senior citizens, people with disabilities, veterans and others can experience significant advantages compared to paper checks, including:

  •  Safety – No risk of lost or stolen checks.
  •  Ease – No need to make a special trip to cash or deposit a check.
  •  Reliability – Payments are on time, every time
  •  Cost-Savings – Saves taxpayers $120 million each year.

Direct deposit offers you theft protection for your federal benefit payments. Switch from checks to direct deposit today. www.GoDirect.org

Don’t let a criminal take your federal benefit check. Protect your money. Switch to electronic payments today. www.GoDirect.org

Safeguard your federal benefit pmts. Switch from checks to direct deposit or the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card. www.GoDirect.org

Get federal benefit payments by paper check? You must switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. Don’t wait – protect your money from theft and fraud today. www.GoDirect.org

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