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Internal Revenue Service
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Are you still receiving Social Security, VA or other federal benefits by paper check? You are required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to switch to electronic payments. It's the law.
If you want to get your federal benefit payments paid by direct deposit to your checking or savings account, you'll need:
- • A copy of your most recent federal benefit check
- • Social Security number or claim number
- • 12-digit federal benefit check number
- • Amount of most recent federal benefit check
- • Financial institution's routing transit number*
- • Account number* and type - checking or savings
To learn more about how to GoDirect visit www.godirect.org.
Social Security Administration
The Official Social Security Website, offers the ability to create an account to check your Social Security Statement, manage benefits, appeal a decision, find out if you qualify for benefits, estimate your future benefits, and more! Also visit their News and Announcements page to stay up-to-date.
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