It's Older Americans Month!
May is Older Americans Month. There's no better time to help seniors switch from paper checks to direct deposit or the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card for their Social Security payments. By making the switch now, seniors can cross one thing off their to-do list and avoid possible long waits as the March 1, 2013 deadline approaches. Plus, by taking action now, seniors will help save taxpayers money and immediately receive their payments in a more reliable way.
It's easy to promote electronic payments for federal benefits and motivate seniors to take this important step. Here's how:
Train Your Staff – Share internal campaign messages with your staff and encourage them to help seniors understand the new requirement for all-electronic federal benefit payments.
Distribute Information – Display, publish and share campaign fliers, statement messages, newsletter copy, web banners, social media posts and more with the seniors you serve.
Help Them Switch –Take a few minutes to visit www.GoDirect.org or call (800) 333-1795 and help people make the switch. They'll need their most recent federal benefit check and bank or credit union information (for direct deposit).
To order or download free materials, visit www.GoDirect.org.