Does Social Security Still Send Paper Checks?

Almost everyone would agree that the world we live in today is highly automated, especially when it comes to financial transactions. And that includes payment of your monthly Social Security benefit, which is almost certainly automatically deposited in the bank account of your choice. But that was not always the case and, in fact, some old timers still don’t trust all this “new fangled” technology and insist on receiving their monthly Social Security hard-copy check via the United States Postal Service. In this somewhat tongue-in-cheek Arizona Daily Star article by retired Social Security employee Tom Margenau, the author gives the history of Social Security’s transition from paper checks to electronic deposit, sprinkled with some humor about his personal experiences on this topic. Click here to read Mr. Margenau’s article at

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