Changes Coming in Federal Payments
The U.S. Department of the Treasury now requires all federal benefit and non-tax payments to be made electronically. (Non-tax payments include federal wage, retirement and vendor payments.) Electronic payments are safer, easier and more reliable than paper checks.
People applying for federal benefit payments must choose an electronic payment option at the time they apply for the benefit. People currently getting federal benefit checks must switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. The Treasury Department recommends direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to a Direct Express® card account. People who do not choose an electronic payment option by March 1, 2013, or at the time they apply for benefits, will receive their federal benefit payments via the Direct Express® card, so they will not experience any interruption in payment. People who are already receiving their benefit payments electronically do not need to take action. They will continue to receive their payment as usual on the payment day.
Switching to Electronic Payment of Federal Benefits is Safe, Fast, and Easy.
What you’ll need
-Your Social Security number or claim number
-The 12-digit federal benefit check number (found on the upper right hand side of your check)
-The amount of your most recent federal benefit check
-Our routing number: 081905014
-Your account number for your specific account receiving the deposit (found on your personal checks as the second group of numbers at the bottom)
For more information or to enroll for electronic payment, contact your customer service representative at any Bradford National Bank location.