U.S. Treasury’s Go Direct Program
The Countdown Is On: Switch Now to Electronic Federal Benefit Payments
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. That’s only six short months from now! www.GoDirect.org
Don’t wait. 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.
There are many reasons why you should make the switch now. Getting your payments electronically saves taxpayers money. It also helps protect your payments from financial crimes and delivery disruptions caused by severe weather and other unforeseen events.
It’s fast, easy and free to make the switch today. You can switch at your local federal benefit agency office, online at www.GoDirect.org or by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795. For direct deposit, you can also switch at your bank or credit union.
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• 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 can I use my Direct Express® card?
Become a Go Direct partner! Sign up here today: http://www.godirect.org/partners/become-a-partner/
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service