This section shows the language found on a check stuffer insert. The language states:
"The enclosed U.S. goverment check replaces the Social Security check you reported
lost, stolen, or damaged. If you find the original check, please return it to any
Social Security office. If you have already cashed the original check, please return
the enclosed replacement check to any Social Security office. DO NOT CASH BOTH
CHECKS. If you cash both checks, you will have to pay this money back to us. You also may
be subject to criminal prosecution, civil penalties and/or suspension of your Social
Security benefits for up to 24 months if you cash both checks.
You can avoid the inconvenience caused by a lost, stolen, or delayed check by signing
up for direct deposit. Paper checks sent through the mail can easily be lost or stolen.
With direct deposit, you can expect to receive your money on time every month. Sign
up for direct deposit---today! Just call GO DIRECT at 1-800-333-1795 or Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Or visit any Social Security office or
www.GoDirect.org. When signing up, have this check and your bank information with you. If using your
checking account, have a blank check with you. If using your savings account, get
the routing and account numbers from your bank first."