FiSCA Criticizes U.S. Treasury for Needlessly Scaring Seniors, Vulnerable Populations Into Electronic Forms of Government Payments

Congressional testimony last fall confirmed that recipients would continue to receive payments via paper check even if they had not signed up for electronic payment methods.

Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA) today harshly criticized U.S. Treasury for yesterday’s announcement asserting that all recipients of federal government benefits must select a form of electronic means of payment (either direct deposit or debit card) for their benefits by March 1, 2013, or be in violation of Federal law.

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FiSCA Critical of Treasury Position
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