Go Direct is a national campaign, sponsored by the Department of Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks, to motivate people who receive such Federal benefit checks such as Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to enroll in direct deposit. Enrolling in direct deposit can offer much-needed peace of mind to people who rely on Federal benefits, most of whom are seniors and people with disabilities. Direct deposit eliminates the risk of stolen checks and forgeries and helps protect people from identity theft. It also gives people more control over their money and allows immediate access to funds from virtually anywhere. Go Direct offers check recipients some easy ways to sign up for direct deposit. Call 1-800-333-1795 or visit Go Direct or Directo A Su Cuenta to sign up.
Source: The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Family Economics News - June 2006