Do you want a way to get your monthly Social Security benefits that is safe, quick and convenient? Who wouldn’t? Then direct deposit is for you.
Direct deposit is safe because your money goes directly into your bank account, so there is less of a risk of your money getting lost or stolen. It’s quick. Since you will no longer have to stand in line at a financial institution to cash or deposit your check, it’s convenient and it happens even when the weather is bad or you’re out of town. Direct deposit gives you more time to do the things you enjoy.
If you do not have and do not want a bank account, you can opt for a Direct Express® Debit Mastercard®.
Setting up direct deposit (or updating your direct deposit account) is fast and easy. You can do it online at Go Direct®, by calling calling 1-800-333-1795, in person at your bank, savings and loan, or credit union, or by calling Social Security.
Do you want one more reason to switch to direct deposit? It’s the law. The U.S. Treasury now requires that all federal benefits including disability benefits for SSDI and SSI must be made electronically.