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Most gov't payments must soon be direct deposited

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – You won't see checks from the federal government much longer.

To save money most government payments must soon be deposited directly.

It's the latest in a series of cost-cutting measures by the Obama administration. It will cut out roughly $136 million checks from the social security Administration.

The deadline for the switch is about three years from now.

Taxpayers will save about $303 million the first five years.

People who don't have a bank account will get their money through a Debit MasterCard.

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