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Debit Cards

The Direct Express debit card is a prepaid card offered to those individuals receiving Social Security and SSI benefits. The card has been available nationally since the summer of 2008.

ARTICLES

Goodbye to Paper Social Security Checks
Effective March 1, 2013, the Social Security Administration, as well as other federal agencies, are no longer issuing paper checks for payment of Social Security and other federal benefits. Keep in mind that waivers of this provision are available to beneficiaries over the age of 90, or those with mental impairments, or those who live in remote locations. Read More

SSA Will Stop All Paper Checks in March 2013
March 1, 2013, is the date that federal benefit payments will transition to all-electronic delivery. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is urging all recipients of federal benefits, including SSI and Social Security disability or retirement benefits to switch to direct deposit or the Treasury-recommended Direct Express program. Read More

21st Century SSA: Direct Deposits, Express Cards, Garnishments, and Tax Offsets
The work of representing an applicant for Social Security or SSI benefits does not end with a favorable decision. Our representation of disabled adults and children, or elderly beneficiaries extends to insuring that their hard sought benefits actually end up in their pockets. Read More

Debit Cards Issued by Social Security Raise Scam Opportunities
The Social Security Administration is moving more and more towards electronic payments via direct deposits or debit cards in lieu of paper checks. See the July 2009 edition of the Disability Law News regarding Direct Express debit cards. Read More


Debit Cards: Articles






NEWSLETTERS

Disability Law News - September 2015 Issue
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at the Second Circuits Reaffirmation of the Treating Physician Rule. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions, regulations as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More

Disability Law News - March 2015 Issue
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at SSA's final rules on submission of evidence in disability claims as well as the reorganization of Medical-Vocational Guidelines. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More