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Don't forget-federal benefit checks becoming electronic only

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - As of March 1st of this year, ALL federal benefits will be handled electronically only.

With that in mind, it's worthwhile to note that some 5 million recipients still get their benefits through the mail on paper checks.

The Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card.

Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express® card by calling toll-free 1-800-333-1795, visiting www.GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free.

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