Electronic payment deadline looms for federal benefit checks

More than 50,000 federal benefits paper checks are delivered to Oklahomans each month, even though a deadline to switch to electronic payments or a debit card is less than two weeks away, federal officials said Tuesday.

BY BRIANNA BAILEY Published: February 20, 2013
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Tens of thousands of Oklahomans who receive federal benefits have yet to switch from paper checks to electronic payments, although the deadline to do so is less than two weeks away.

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Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling (800) 333-1795, visiting their local federal paying agency office, or GoDirect.org.

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