The best way to do this is by direct deposit into a bank or credit union account.
A simple action like signing up for direct deposit offers some much-needed peace of mind. Direct deposit is completely predictable. It gives people access to their money wherever they are, whenever they need it. It also means no lost or stolen checks because the payment goes straight into a person's account.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank, as part of our Go Direct campaign, are encouraging all people -- whether affected by the hurricane or not -- to use direct deposit. -- DICK GREGG, COMMISSIONER, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DEAR MR. GREGG: I'm pleased to help you spread this important and timely message. With so many people having been displaced by the recent natural disaster in the Southeast, your Go Direct program will ease considerable logistical problems in getting their money to them. This is a prudent way for all Americans to be prepared in case of a disaster.
To sign up for direct deposit, please call toll-free: (800) 333-1795 (English and Espanol). People are on the phones waiting to help you. For more information, you can also visit www.GoDirect.org.