No More Checks by Mail

Just a reminder – starting March 1, there will be no more checks from Social Security by mail. As noted in the Disability Scoop:

In just a few short weeks, the government plans to stop issuing paper checks to all Social Security beneficiaries, including people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income. As of March 1, the federal government expects to send all payments for Social Security and other benefits electronically through direct deposit or on a debit card.

With less than a month remaining until the deadline, however, nearly 5 million Americans — including 1.2 million SSI beneficiaries — have yet to move away from paper checks, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury. Though payments are not expected to stop for those who don’t change their payment method, holdouts can expect an extra nudge soon, officials said. See story here: