Social Security Going Paperless | VideoAmy Fox | 2/20/2013
This includes Social Security, veterans` benefits and Supplemental Security Insurance. If individuals fail to make the switch by the March 1 deadline, a debit card will automatically be sent out. But, there are a few exceptions.
"Anyone over the age of 91 can continue to get their paper checks, if they choose. And also somebody that doesn`t have the mental capacity to make that change or to handle that direct deposit, they will allow that. And, if there are people in rural areas when they don`t have access to direct deposits, they will allow that,” said Lori Scharmer, NDSU Interim Family Economics Specialist.
To make the switch online, you`ll need a paper copy of your Social Security check. For direct deposit, you`ll need your bank or credit union routing and account numbers.