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Social Security ending paper checks March 1

As we age, we lose control over a lot of things and this is just one more

(Sacramento Bee) Ready or not, millions of America’s seniors are being pushed into the age of digital banking. Starting March 1, in a cost-cutting move by the U.S. Treasury Department, most Social Security checks will no longer arrive by mail.

Like IRS forms and U.S. savings bonds before them, it’s bye-bye paper. That means about 5 million Americans who still get a Social Security, disability payment or other federal benefit check in their mailbox must switch to electronic payments: either direct deposit into their bank account or onto a Treasury-issued debit card.

For those unaccustomed to ATMs or online banking, the prospect is a bit unnerving.

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