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Don't let a disaster come between you and your money. If you receive federal benefit payments by paper check, switch to direct deposit through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Go Direct® campaign. Direct deposit is safer, easier, and gives people more control over their money. Your money goes straight into a checking or savings account on payment day each month, eliminating the risk of a delayed payment due to hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires or other disasters.
General Program Requirements:
You must currently receive federal checks from any of the following agencies or programs:
- Social Security Administration (SSA)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Affairs (Compensation and Pension only)
- Railroad Retirement Board
- Office of Personnel Management
There are also two safe, easy electronic payment options to choose from:
Direct deposit will allow your Federal benefit payments to go straight into your checking or savings account.
The Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card provides a low-cost alternative to paper checks for Federal benefit payments. Cardholders can make retail purchases, pay bills and get cash back.
For information on switching to direct deposit, Direct Express® card features and fees, visit www.GoDirect.org or call 1-800-333-1795.
You will need to provide personal information to start an automated direct deposit. Enrollment is sent from Go Direct® to the Federal paying agencies.
Applicants can learn more or sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express® over the phone, online or by mail.
Mail: Complete FMS Form 1200 which can be found at http://www.godirect.org, and follow the mailing instructions on the website.
Program Contact Information:
For more information about the program, please visit:
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Eligibility: You must currently receive federal checks from any of the following agencies or programs: - Social Security Administration (SSA) - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Veterans Affairs (Compensation and Pension only) - Railroad Retirement Board - Office of Personnel Management
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