This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Social Security issues in Pennsylvania.
Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on "Direct Express" - the only official card for getting your Social Security, SSI, and SSDI benefits. It is free to sign up and can be used without fees. [PDF] Content Detail
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Social Security is in the process of shifting away from paper checks in favor of electronic benefits. This flyer from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia provides information on this process whereby most individuals receiving benefits will be required to get them either via direct deposit or on a prepaid debit card. [PDF] (April 2011) Content Detail