In 15 days Social Security checks will no longer be mailed out. Starting March 1st the Social Security Administration will use only direct deposit for the money it pays out.
Many Heartland seniors are ahead of the curve for direct deposit.
The La Vista Senior Center is where Betty Tollander goes to meet up with friends, socialize and exercise. It's also a place where everyone shares the latest information.
Most everyone you see around the place has already signed up for direct deposit as a precaution against theft.
Betty Tollander says, “The very first check I had it arraigned to go into my bank account because I don't want somebody thinking they should have it instead of me.”
At the Family Service Senior Center discussions around the lunch table are fun and informative; Daisy Nichols once went to her mailbox for her social security check and found that it wasn't there so the money wouldn't make it into her account.
Daisy Nichols says, “I didn't put it in and I had it mailed to me and somebody else got it. It was a block away and she came over and gave it to me.”
Seniors who don't already have direct deposit can go to the Social Security Administration web site and sign up. Another option is; seniors can go to where they bank and the employees there will help.