January 4, 2011
The Department of Veterans Affairs is encouraging veterans to sign up for electronic payment of their benefits.
On March 1, 2013, the VA will stop issuing paper checks.
People who receive VA compensation or pensions for the first time after May 1, 2011, will automatically receive the benefits electronically.
To learn more about the federal government’s switch to direct deposit, or to change VA benefits to direct deposit, visit www.GoDirect.org or call 1-800-333-1795.