Social Security Checks

Treasury Department will phase out Social Security paper checks

by fst | May 4th, 2011

May 5, 2011

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Treasury Department will start phasing out paper checks.

The Treasury has started to send notices to individuals that receive checks from Social Security. The notice states that if you are currently receiving checks, you have until March 1, 2013 to switch to direct deposit. The Treasury Department expects to save $1 billion dollars over 10 years.

Additionally, all new Social Security applications must receive their benefits check through direct deposit.  The Treasury Department says this will also be more secure.

Many people already receive their checks through direct deposit, but 11 million people still receive paper checks. If you wish not to get your checks direct deposited into a banking account, you can get your money deposited into a debit card that the Treasury Department has made for this purpose.

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Do you think getting rid of Social Security paper checks is a good idea?

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Concerns about Social Security checks addressed in event of government shutdown

by Staff | February 24th, 2011

February 24, 2011

Concerns about Social Security benefits have been addressed in the event the Social Security Administration has to temporarily shut down, CNN Money reports.

Because Social Security benefits are paid through a trust fund, those who receive checks will still get them.

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What are your concerns about the Social Security Administration shutting down? How should this this issue concerning the fiscal year budget be addressed by the government?

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