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Deadline Passes for Switching Alabama Social Security Benefits to Electronic Payments

Deadline Passes for Switching Alabama Social Security Benefits to Electronic Payments

by Staff Blogger | March 5th, 2013

March 5, 2013

For the past several years, the Social Security Administration has been asking recipients of Social Security Disability and retirement benefits to switch from receiving paper checks to electronically processed deposits. An article from FOX 10 News reported there were still roughly 112,000 individuals in Alabama who had not made the switch before the March 1st deadline.

The decision to make the change to electronic payments was made after an analysis discovered the government could save roughly $1 billion over the next decade by eliminating the printing and mailing costs association with checks. The new system also offers a much more time-efficient method of delivering benefits to recipients.

Treasure Department EFT Director, Walt Henderson, explained that the individuals who have not made the switch yet will not see a disruption in their payments. However, they can expect to be individually contacted via phone and mail to discuss options on how to comply with the new policy.

The switch is simple and can be done in just a few minutes by contacting a local Social Security office.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers have experience handling the complexities of Social Security claims. That’s just one reason the firm encourages anyone who is considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits to discuss your case with a qualified attorney first.


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