U.S. Treasury Update
The U.S. Treasury requires you to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.
If you get federal benefit payments by paper check, the U.S. Department of the Treasury wants you to know that by March 1, 2013, you are required to switch to an electronic payment.
First, decide whether you want direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard. Next, make sure you have a copy of your federal benefit check on hand. You will need information from this check to make the switch. Now you’re ready. To sign up, visit www.GoDirect.org or call 1-800-333-1795.