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Social Security Disability Paper Checks to Be Phased Out by March 2013

Posted on May 23, 2011

If you have been diagnosed with a severe medical condition and wonder if you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you should speak with a Charleston Social Security disability attorney.

Currently payments for Social Security disability benefits are available electronically or through paper checks. However, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), paper checks will be completely phased out by March 2013. 

To help spread the word, a new campaign called "No Check - Go Direct" has been created. The campaign features former Star Trek stars George Takei and Patty Duke. It is to encourage claimants to switch over to direct deposit for their Social Security disability payments.

SSA says there are a number of benefits in the decision to go paperless including:

  • eliminates paper checks that get lost in the mail;
  • payment reliability and safety;
  • will provide taxpayers a savings;
  • money is available immediately on payment date; and
  • it's helpful to our environment.  

Those who applied for benefits beginning May 1, 2011, and any thereafter will receive their payments for Social Security electronically. Claimants who have been receiving paper checks will need to switch over to direct deposit by March 1, 2013. 

If you have questions concerning your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits, consulting with a Charleston Social Security disability attorney should be your next step.

Seeking the Help of a Charleston Social Security Disability Attorney 

The South Carolina Social Security disability attorney team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help with the complicated and time-consuming tasks associated with filing a disability claim. Before you file a Social Security disability claim in South Carolina, contact a disability attorney for a  consultation, 1-888-690-0211.

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