Electronic payments are the best way to receive your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment. Electronic payments are safe, quick, and convenient.
Social Security is now making electronic payments mandatory. People who apply for Social Security benefits n or after May 1, 2011, must receive payments electronically. Nearly everyone currently receiving benefits who has not signed up for electronic payments must switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. Electronic payments may be made by direct deposit, the Direct Express card program, or an Electronic Transfer Account. You can learn more about all three at www.godirect.org.