Deadline for VA Beneficiaries to Sign Up for Electronic Payments

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reminding beneficiaries that they must sign up for electronic payment of benefits before March 1, 2013.   The Department of Treasury has directed VA to stop issuing paper check after that date and the change also applies to recipients of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement Board, and Office of Personnel Management payments. Anyone already receiving federal benefit payments electronically will be unaffected by the change.  

To learn more about the federal government’s switch to direct deposit or to change VA benefits to direct deposit, visit www.GoDirect.org