Did you know that people who receive Social Security or other federal benefits such as VA, SSI, etc. cannot receive a paper check starting March 1st? It must be received by electronic payment or the Treasury-recommended Direct Express Debit MasterCard. It is not optional.
Individuals who need assistance in switching can call the Treasury’s secure Go Direct Call Center at 800-333-1795. Be sure to have your bank routing number and checking account number handy. You will also need the your 12-digit federal benefit check number. Don’t wait until the last minute if you need to make this important change.