Social Security to be paid electronically.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Effective May 1, 2011, applicants for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will receive their payments electronically by either direct deposit or the Direct Express® debit card. Current check recipients have until March 1, 2013, to switch to an electronic payment. For more information regarding Treasury’s All Electronic Payment Initiative, see GN 02402.001 Direct Deposit as a Form of Electronic Payment. For additional information about Direct Deposit see GN 02402.000 Direct Deposit - Title II and Title XVI.