Educational Videos

The Go Direct® campaign has developed five educational videos to answer frequently asked questions about the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s transition to all-electronic federal benefit payments. These videos explain why the Treasury Department is requiring people to switch from paper checks to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. They also highlight the safety and reliability of electronic payments and describe how direct deposit and the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card work.

Why Requiring Video
Why is the U.S. Treasury requiring electronic federal benefit payments?

There are many reasons why the Treasury Department is requiring federal benefit check recipients to switch to direct deposit or the Direct Express® card. This video highlights the advantages of electronic payments, including taxpayer savings, safety and reliability.

 
How Will I Know Video
How will I know my money has been deposited?

With electronic payments, you can count on your money being in your account on time, every time. This video explains how you can check to make sure your money is in your account, whether you’re using direct deposit or the Direct Express® card.

 
How Does It Work Video
How does direct deposit work?

If you have a bank or credit union account, the Treasury Department recommends that you switch to direct deposit for your federal benefit payments before the March 1, 2013, deadline.  This video explains how the process of direct deposit works and highlights its advantages.

 
Safe Video
Are electronic payments safe?

Do you still receive your federal benefit payments by paper check? One reason why the U.S. Department of the Treasury is requiring electronic federal benefit payments by March 1, 2013, is because they are safer than paper checks. This video explains the safety and security of electronic payments and offers tips to keep your money safe.

 
How Can I Use Video
How can I use my Direct Express® card?

If you don’t have a bank account or simply prefer a prepaid debit card, the Treasury Department recommends that you sign up for the Direct Express® card. This video explains the advantages of the Direct Express card over paper checks and tells you how you can use the card.

 

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