If you or someone you know are receiving federal benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by paper check, you will need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.
You can receive your benefits electronically in one of two ways:
prepaid debit card where the U.S. Treasury deposits your benefits directly to a debit card. This is an option if you do not have a bank account and do not want to open one. You can request a debit card by calling (800) 333-1795 (Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm ET).
If you have other questions, you can call the Go Direct Helpline at (800) 333-1795.