Social security phases out paper checks

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If you receive a paper check for your social security, you have until the end of Friday to switch to an electronic payment method.

Officials say people who collect social security now have to receive benefits through direct deposit or loaded onto a direct express debit card.

However, seniors born on or before May 1, 1921 can opt to still receive a paper check.

To make the switch, customers can head to their bank or credit union to sign up for direct deposit.

You can also sign up at the Go Direct website or call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795.