Federal benefits such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Affairs Department, Railroad Retirement Board, and Office of Personnel Management benefits must be issued electronically rather than by paper-checks.
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E-Deposits Required For Federal Military Checks

A 2010 Treasury Department ruling requires many federal benefits such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Affairs Department, Railroad Retirement Board, and Office of Personnel Management benefits,
to be issued electronically rather than by paper-checks.

Federal agencies' pension payments, including military retirement, remain unaffected by the Treasury Department's electronic payment ruling.

Switching to electronic check deposit has major benefits for you, including reducing your risk of lost or stolen checks, while also providing immediate access to your money.

Switching to E-Deposits for federal benefits is projected to result in of approximately $120 million per year in taxpayer savings, by reducing costs associated with paper checks.


If you're already receiving electronic payments, no action is required on your part.
The Treasury Department E-deposits ruling doesn't affect any check disbursed by Defense Finance and Accounting Service, but it does affect military service members receiving disability payments and other benefits through VA, as well as military families on Supplemental Security Income.


Military service members receiving federal benefits by paper check are encouraged to switch to electronic payments before the mandatory deadline of March 1, 2013.

When making the e-deposit switch, military service members can choose direct deposit to bank or credit union account, or Direct Express Debit MasterCard card account.

Military service members who apply for benefits on or after May 1, 2011, are required to choose their electronic payment option when signing up to receive their military benefits.


Make the e-deposit switch online by visiting GoDirect.org or all the U.S. Treasury Processing Center's toll-free helpline at 800-333-1795.

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