Social Security phases out paper payments
Social Security recipients have less than two months to switch to electronic payments.
Paper checks are being phased out in an effort to cut costs.
About 93% of payments are now made electronically but about five millions checks are still mailed each month.
The Treasury Department says that mailing costs 4.6 million dollars a month.
Those who fail to switch over will still get paper checks after March 1st.
A Treasury spokesman says they will contact those people in a quote "more personal, direct way" to ask them to switch.
To sign up for benefits, recipients can visit www.GoDirect.org, call a toll-free helpline at 1-800-333-1795 or speak with their local bank or credit union representative.