Changes In U.S. Treasury May Give Some Exceptions

Feb 15, 2013

Beginning March 1st, the U.S. Treasury will stop issuing federal checks, like Disability or Social Security, forcing many beneficiaries to use a government issued debit card. However that change will allow some people without bank accounts to still receive checks.

Critics of the federal government’s move to make payments electronically instead of through paper checks say rural residents could be most impacted by the change.