U.S. Treasury Requiring Electronic Federal Benefit Payments
The Treasury Department is phasing out paper check payments and requiring
federal benefit recipients to get their money electronically. You can choose to
get your payments by direct deposit to a bank or credit union
account or to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard®
Act now to get your money safely and quickly – on time, every time!
- Already getting federal benefit payments by paper check? Switch today!
You must switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. Sign
up for direct deposit or the Direct Express®
card by contacting the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795. You may
also sign up at www.godirect.gov for direct deposit online.
- Retiring or applying for federal benefits soon? Be ready.
You will get your money electronically from day one. Be ready to choose
direct deposit or the Direct Express® card
when you fill out your application at www.godirect.org/applying-for-federal-benefits
If you do not choose an electronic payment option by March 1, 2013,
you will receive your payments via the Direct Express®
card so you will not experience any interruption in payment.
If you are already receiving your federal benefit payments
electronically, this change will not affect you.