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1 How do I change my direct deposit?
2 How do I sign up for direct deposit?
3 I receive checks by direct deposit. Must I still notify you that I have moved?
4 When using direct deposit, when can I expect my benefit to be in my account?
5 How do I know when my money is in my account so I can pay my bills?
6 Does SSA have a form to sign up for direct deposit of benefits?
7 How do I request proof of my benefit amount?
8 When using direct deposit, how do I get proof of my benefit amount?
9 When can I use my money if my check is directly deposited into my account?
10 I'm a representative payee for someone who receives Social Security or SSI benefits. Can I use direct deposit?
11 Do I have to use direct deposit?
12 What are the benefits of using direct deposit?
13 Can Social Security benefits be garnished, levied or otherwise withheld by the Federal government?
14 Can I split my direct deposit check between two accounts?
15 Can foreign beneficiaries use direct deposit?
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