Source: U.S. Department
of the Treasury, Financial Management Service
If you still receive a paper check for your Social Security
or other federal benefit payments, you are required by law
to switch by March
1, 2013. That’s only
[X MONTHS/DAYS] from now.
Act now and make the switch before time runs out. You can
At Citizens Bank & Trust
Online at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s
By calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution
Center at (800) 333-1795 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8
It’s fast, free and easy to sign up. Wait times are usually
minimal. Call now to avoid delays near the deadline and
start enjoying the safety, ease and reliability of direct
deposit right away.
Have the following information on hand when you make the
12-digit federal benefit check number
Amount of most recent federal benefit check
Citizens Bank & Trust routing transit number*
Account number* and type – checking or savings
*This information is often on personal checks.
Keep Your Money Safe
Direct deposit is safer than paper checks. In fact, you are
125 times more likely to have a problem with a paper check
than with an electronic payment. Even though direct deposit
is safer, it’s important that you take steps to keep your
money safe. The Treasury Department urges you to follow
these three tips:
of anyone who calls, texts or emails you asking for personal
give out your Social
Security number or
to anyone unless you
are the one who has
your checking or savings account often to make sure that all
account activity is yours.
Remember, you are required by law to switch to an electronic
payment option by
March 1, 2013.
Time is running out – make the switch today.