Direct Deposit or Debit Card? Learn More about Low-cost Checking Account Options in Your Area for Your Social Security Benefits

Authored By: Georgia Legal Services Program®

Bank and Credit Union Location Maps

In 2013, you will have to make a decision about how you receive your Social Security benefits.  You will no longer receive a paper check beginning in 2013.  You will have two choices:  1) Have your Social Security benefits direct deposited into your checking account OR 2) Receive a Debit Card from a financial institution. 

Click on the "push pins" on the two maps below to view contact information for the banks and credit unions listed here that have free or low-cost checking accounts.

We do not endorse or recommend any particular bank or credit union.


Map 1: Athens First Bank and Trust First, American Bank and Trust, Oconee State Bank Pinnacle Bank


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Map 2:  BB&T,  Georgia United Credit Union, Regions, SunTrust, Wells Fargo


View Athens Banks Map 2 in a full screen map

Last Review and Update: Apr 13, 2012