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#1665918 - 02/15/12 05:10 PM SS checks required to be cashed?
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If a bank accepts Social Security checks as direct deposits, is the bank also required to cash social security checks for non-customers.
I am from Mass. and know of the Mass law that requires banks to cash retirement and pensioneers checks for non-customers, but I'm looking to see if Social Security checks for non-elders or for a dependent are required to be cashed for non-customers if the bank allows direct deposit of federal government checks for customers? Someone told me this, but I can't find where it may be stated.
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#1665919 - 02/15/12 05:11 PM Re: SS checks required to be cashed? [Re: learningbanker]
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Never heard of such a rule.
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#1665938 - 02/15/12 05:44 PM Re: SS checks required to be cashed? [Re: learningbanker]
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likely that would be covered in the US Treasury Green Book...
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#1665995 - 02/16/12 05:43 AM Re: SS checks required to be cashed? [Re: learningbanker]
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Someone is pulling your Fruit of the Looms. There is no such requirement at the federal level...
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#1666006 - 02/16/12 07:43 AM Re: SS checks required to be cashed? [Re: learningbanker]
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You are looking for Mass General Law, Chapter 167 section 46. Also 209CMR 35:00.

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#1666175 - 02/16/12 10:22 AM Re: SS checks required to be cashed? [Re: learningbanker]
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http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXII/Chapter167/Section46

Very interesting. There is a "registration" process, but no account is required.
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#1666215 - 02/16/12 11:16 AM Re: SS checks required to be cashed? [Re: Ken_Pegasus]
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Originally Posted By: Ken_Pegasus
Someone is pulling your Fruit of the Looms. There is no such requirement at the federal level...


A compliance super wedgie.

I agree but so often we do caveat answers with, your state laws may vary. This is one of those issues.
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#1666768 - 02/17/12 09:31 AM Re: SS checks required to be cashed? [Re: Andy Z]
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Quote:
at the federal level...


Properly caveated. The question indicated state law had already been reviewed.
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