www.GoDirect.org is a social security websiteinformation
www.godirect.org is the Social Security website responsible for
recruiting recipients to sign up for direct deposit, or to have their
funds deposited on the Social Security debit card called Direct Express.
Social Security is in the middle of a transition away from paper
checks, and soon electronic deposit to a bank account or the Direct
Express card will be the only way to receive benefits. www.godirect.org
was set up to inform recipients of this change and show them ways to
prepare for the transition.
The website advises users that the transition away from paper checks will be complete by March of 2013, and recipients will be required to sign up for some sort of electronic transfer before that date. The site offers ways to sign up for electronic processing for those who already receive checks, as well as informing users how to proceed if they will be applying for Social Security benefits before the cut-off date. There is a video from the Treasurer of the United States explaining why this decision was made, as well as contact information for a helpline for those who have additional questions.
The frequently asked questions sections contains a wealth of information pertaining to the switch, how to proceed, who is affected and what options are available. Recipients can sign up for direct deposit online or by calling a specified number. The website also offers a link to a separate website which will allow users to sign up for the Direct Express card.
godirect.org is instrumental in informing benefit recipients of Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management and Department of Labor of the switch to electronic deposit, as well as helping recipients to sign up for direct deposit or the government approved Direct Express card.