Social Security checks are going Direct Deposit!

Are you getting Social Security benefits by paper check? That’s about to change!

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is requiring all paper check recipients to switch to an electronic payment method by March 1, 2013. Using electronic payments will help save taxpayers money on printing and postage, plus they are more reliable and help protect from identity theft. No more worrying about losing your check or if a severe storm will postpone mail delivery.

Watch this video for more information about why the U.S. Treasury is requiring electronic benefit payments.

You can choose to get your payments by direct deposit to your checking or savings account or to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card account.

Are you currently receiving 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 for direct deposit online.

Just have the following information ready when you sign up for direct deposit online:

Are you 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. Learn more.

We will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about direct deposit into your Community Bank of Tri-County account.

Act now to get your money safely and quickly – on time, every time!

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