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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- A heads up to people who receive their Social Security checks through the mail.

The Treasury Department will no longer use the U.S. Postal Service to send out your payments.

Staring the first of March, you will get those benefits electronically through direct deposit or a debit card.

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The government expects the change to save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years.

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