Feb. 8, 2013 – The federal Go Direct campaign is encouraging partners and all financial institutions to remind their recipients of federal recurring payments that those payment have to go electronically beginning March 1 – just three weeks from now.
Go Direct notes three ways for recipients to sign up for electronic payments:
- by calling 800-333-1795, the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center (call volume is high currently);
- online at GoDirect.org;
- at a local credit union or bank.
Individuals who don’t have a financial institution account can handle the switch to electronic benefit payments by getting a Direct Express? card (read more).
Credit unions can get a toolkit of materials for promoting the switch in the partners section at the Go Diret website.