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Phasing Out Paper Social Security Checks, Moving To Electronic

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WMDT 47 NEWS - A reminder for Social Security recipients. If you haven't done so already, you have less than two months to switch to electronic payments.

Paper checks are being phased out in an effort to cut costs. About 93-percent of payments are now made electronically. However, about five million checks are still being mailed each month. WMDT asked local residents if they were concerned about the change.

"I don't think everybody is computer literate, so how can they go online, or how can they access their money if they don't know how to access their money," said Delmar resident, Andrea Blackwell.

"I've had direct deposit for quite a while. It's fine by me. They make the arrangements pretty easy, it's pretty simple," said Deal Island resident, Bill Sailer.

Those who fail to switch over will still get paper checks after March 1st. A Treasury spokesman says they will contact those people in a "more personal, direct way" to ask them to switch.

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