GetDebit.com backs direct deposit of Social Security payments with the Go Direct® campaign.
GetDebit.com is pleased to announce our partnership with the Go Direct campaign, a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks, to
encourage people who get Social Security and other federal benefit payments by check to switch to direct deposit.
Go Direct reaches out to people about direct deposit in many different ways, including media, advertising and Web sites in English and Spanish. But the most powerful avenue for getting out the message is in communication with individuals searching for financial products on the Internet and that’s where GetDebit.com comes in.
GetDebit.com is a familiar, trusted source of information for folks searching for information about prepaid debit cards and other financial products and who use (or want to use) debit cards to receive and access government benefits.
Direct deposit is simply the best way to receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Direct deposit eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks, reduces fraud, helps protect against identity theft and gives people more control over their money. Plus, direct deposit provides people with immediate access to their money from virtually everywhere.
Direct deposit also saves taxpayers millions of dollars. If every current federal benefit check recipient switched to direct deposit, it would save taxpayers about $130 million a year. Almost all the money saved remains in the Social Security Trust Fund a benefit to all Americans for years to come.
Go Direct makes it easy for people who get Social Security and SSI to sign up for direct deposit they can call the toll-free helpline (800) 333-1795 or sign up online at GoDirect‘s website.
The Go Direct® logo and Go Direct® marks are registered service marks of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service (“Treasury”), used with permission.
The scope of the Go Direct® campaign partnership referenced above is limited to Getdebit.com’s support of the goal of increasing the use of direct deposit. Treasury does not endorse Getdebit.com or any commercial entity or other product listed or reviewed on the Getdebit.com website.