No more paper Social Security checks starting Friday

A reminder: The Social Security Administration will stop issuing paper checks for retirement benefits starting Friday.

Retirees can choose to have their payments either directly deposited or loaded onto a prepaid debit card.

Treasury Department officials encourage people to sign up for direct deposit.

The debit card is primarily for those who don't have a bank account.

For more information, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or click HERE.

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