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Switch Your Federal Benefit Checks to Direct Deposit Today

GoDirect. Have a bank account? Get direct deposit.If you still receive a paper check for your Social Security or other federal benefit payments, please know that you are required to switch to direct deposit by March 1, 2013. With that deadline just two months away, we encourage you to act now and make the switch before time runs out.

It’s fast, free, and easy to sign up. You can sign up:

At your local Baylake Bank Financial Center
Online at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Go Direct® website,
By calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Call now to avoid delays near the deadline and start enjoying the safety, ease and reliability of direct deposit. If you do not choose direct deposit by the deadline, you may be issued a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card.
The U.S. Department of Treasury’s GoDirect® advises that you have the following information on hand to make the switch:

• 12-digit federal benefit check number
• Amount of most recent federal benefit check
• Bank routing transit number*
• Account number* and type—checking or savings

*This information is often on personal checks.

Direct deposit is safer than paper checks, but it is also important that you take steps to keep your money safe. The U.S. Department of the Treasury urges you to follow these three tips: (1) Be careful of anyone who calls, texts or emails you asking for personal information; (2) Do not give out your social security number or account information to anyone unless you are the one who has made the contact; (3) Watch your checking or savings account often to make sure that all account activity is yours.


Please note that Baylake Bank will never ask you to reveal or confirm any personal or account information from an email. We value and respect your email privacy. EHL - Member FDIC

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