The End of Social Security Checks: The 2013 Transition to Electronic Payments

Event date: 12/05/2012 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Eastern time zone


Walt Henderson, Director, EFT Strategy Division, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Margot Saunders, Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center
Lauren Saunders, Managing Attorney, National Consumer Law Center


In March 2013, most individuals who are currently receiving Social Security, veterans' benefits, and other federal payments by paper check will be required to change to electronic payment. This webinar will address what will happen next year, what options seniors have, and how you can help them make the transition.  We will also discuss new protections for bank accounts, the Direct Express prepaid card, and privately purchased prepaid cards.

The main presentation recording is below, however if you want to watch the first couple of minutes of Intro slides including the speaker bios click here.