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Financial Institution Letters

Hurricane Katrina
Social Security Payments and Benefits for Veterans
FIL-88-2005
September 6, 2005


Summary: Updated information about Social Security and Veterans Benefits Administration payments for those affected by Hurricane Katrina is available on the Internet.

Highlights:

The U.S. Treasury Department has asked the FDIC to distribute the following information to FDIC-supervised institutions:

  • On September 6, 2005, the U.S. Postal Service issued a press release with updated information on the distribution of mail containing Social Security and other checks addressed for delivery to storm-stricken areas. The press release may be found on the Internet at http://www.usps.com/communications/news/.
  • The Social Security Administration has posted information about the handling of Social Security checks for people affected by Hurricane Katrina at http://www.ssa.gov/emergency/.
  • Information about Veterans Benefits Administration payments, VA home loan guaranty services and other matters for veterans affected by the hurricane is available on the Internet at http://www.vba.va.gov/.

Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Compliance Officer

Related Topics:
Deposits
Lending

Attachment:
None

Contact:
Assistant Regional Director Gale Simons-Poole at gsimons-poole@fdic.gov or (678) 916-2200 (Alabama);

Assistant Regional Director Cheryl Couch at ccouch@fdic.gov or (972) 761-2070 (Louisiana);

Assistant Regional Director Patricia Lenfert at plenfert@fdic.gov or (901) 821-5203 (Mississippi)

Printable Format:
FIL-88-2005 - PDF 36k (PDF Help)

Note:
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Last Updated 9/06/2005 communications@fdic.gov