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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Starting March 1st  the federal government will require every person receiving social security and other federal benefit checks to sign up for electronic payments.

Reportedly, by getting rid of the old paper check system it will save the federal government a billion dollars over the next ten years.

"Anytime there is change, there is a little bit of fear with change," says Mary Alice Roundtree with the Caddo Center on Aging.

Roundtree says though this is a positive change many seniors may be worried about moving forward into the unknown territory of a tech savvy world.

Those who receive benefits can receive them in two ways:
• Direct deposit into bank account
• Debit card


"Some seniors won't leave their house all day because they are scared the check may be stolen out of their mailbox," says Roundtree. She says the change will help many seniors feel more secure.

If you missed the March 1st deadline to sign up for electronic social security payments you can call 1-800-333-1795 for assistance.

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