U.S. Treasury Requiring Electronic Federal Benefit Payments
Monday, December 10, 2012
Federal benefit payments (e.g., payments from the Social Security Administration and Veterans Affairs) will transition entirely from paper to electronic form as of March 1, 2013
. Federal benefit payments will be delivered electronically to recipients either by direct deposit via ACH or transfer to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card, which is administered by Comerica Bank. Visit the U.S. Treasury’s Go Direct®
campaign for more information on the transition to all-electronic payments.