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How to enrol in direct deposit for federal cheques

(NC) Enrolling in direct deposit for payment of your federal government benefits such as Employment Insurance, Universal Child Care Benefit, Old Age Security and income tax refunds is safe, secure, easy and convenient. All you have to do is fill out a form at your bank or financial institution, online at or by calling 1-800-O-Canada to request a form be sent to you in the mail. Be sure to have all your banking information handy when filling out the form. The federal government is phasing out cheques in favour of direct deposit by April 2016 to reduce printing and mailing costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Why wait until the last minute to start benefiting from the program? Enrol now and start receiving your payments faster and more securely.

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