Federal Benefits Changes Go Into Effect Tomorrow

February 28, 2013

A lot of changes take place tomorrow, including some for those who receive benefits from the federal government.

Walt Henderson is with the Department of the Treasury and explains the upcoming changes.

“Anyone that currently receives a paper check for payments such as Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits, they have until March 1st to make that change”, said Henderson.

It is simple to make the switch, simply call 1-800-333-1795, visit www.GoDirect.org, or talk to your local federal paying agency office.

According to the Treasury Department, there are just shy of 130,000 people in Georgia who receive federal benefits, which receive them in paper check form.