Benefit payments for Social Security, VA Benefits, SSI and other federal benefit programs will no longer be issued in the form of a check as of March 1, 2013.
Senior Citizens and other federal beneficiaries may choose direct deposit to their bank or local Credit Union or the Treasury-recommended Direct Express Debit MasterCard. Getting your benefits in a check will no longer be an option . . . It is the law.
You can visit your bank or credit union, call the Treasury Department's Go Direct Call Center toll-free at (800) 333-1795 or contact the local office of the agency providing your federal benefits.
Please don't wait until the last minute on this. Learn all you can now and make the switch before March 1, 2013.