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  How do I sign up for direct deposit?

How do I sign up for direct deposit?


If you already receive Social Security or SSI benefits and you have a bank account, you can sign up for Direct Deposit by:

  • obtaining a password and starting or changing direct deposit online (Social Security benefits only), or
  • contacting your bank, credit union or savings and loan association, or
  • by using Go Direct, a website sponssored by U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks, or
  • calling Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), or
  • filling out a Direct Deposit Sign Up Form and taking it to your financial institution or Social Security office. The form is available here in PDF format for downloading and completion.

To read and print the form, you must have Adobe Reader software  installed on your computer.

When you contact us, be sure to have your Social Security number and a personal check or statement from your new account.  We will need information from these documents to start your new direct deposit.  Also, we recommend that you wait until deposits are going to your new bank, savings and loan or credit union before you close your old account.

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