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Get All Your Federal Benefit Payments in One Account Using Direct Payment

September 3, 2020 • By

Direct deposit is the safest and most convenient way to receive your benefit payment. In 2013, the Department of the Treasury issued a mandate to move away from checks as a method to deliver federal benefit payments. Since then, almost 99 percent of our Social Security beneficiaries have their payments deposited directly into their bank accounts. We need to increase this number to 100 percent.

Some beneficiaries have not enrolled.  Others receive more than one federal payment, but don’t get all their benefits via direct deposit. In these times, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to know that your payments are there when you expect them. If you receive more than one federal benefit, but don’t have all your payments directly deposited, you may want to consider enrolling. Here are some reasons why:

  • It is safer to use and less costly.
  • Your benefit payment will be on time, every time, and ready to use.
  • You’ll be free of the hassles or delays with paper checks.
  • You won’t need to leave the comfort of your home to cash a check again.
  • It’s easy to enroll, change, or update your direct deposit information.

You can sign up for direct deposit with Social Security from your preferred location using your personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have a personal account, you can create one today. Once you create your account, you can add your bank information to start your direct deposit. You can make changes to your information any time through your personal account.

Another way to start or change your direct deposit is by calling us toll free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

We want to put you in control of your benefits while providing the best experience and service, no matter where, when, or how you decide to do business with us.


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  1. Suncha Moyer

    I wanna to know when I can get Covid 19 Economic impact payments.

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  2. Zghanna Ghazaryan

    Please help me received my benefits, I low came family, and my age 60 , me need any help for my famille, I have a high shuger, and during same medicine , need me he!p because I can’t working, my web-based XXXXXXXXX, my address XXX Apt 7, Glendale VS 91206 , please help me received any one benefit s, Thank you

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    • RidOfcons

      Scammer

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Zghanna. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have worked long enough and recently enough in jobs covered by Social Security (usually within the last 10 years). The (SSI) program is a needs based program that gives cash assistance to disabled individuals with limited income and resources. We pay disability benefits to people who are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last one year or more or to end in death. If you think you may be eligible to receive disability benefits and would like to apply, you can use our online application.

      If you are unable to file online, call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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  3. Shaman Ghazaryan

    I need help for financial problems, it’s cornavirues started, I lose my job, now I need food stamps help, please help me received my food stamps, Thank you

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Thanks for your question, Shaman. We do not administer food stamps. You may be eligible to receive them and other social services from the state in which you live. These services include free meals, housekeeping help, transportation, or help with other problems. You can get information about services in your area from your state or local social services office. You can also visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services web page for more information. Thanks.

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  4. Jean R. JeanGilles:

    Jean R. Jean-Gilles: Its been Years my Social Security Account had shut . Since , I received any benefits at all. Disregarding those reasons, Am I receiving My Stimulus Money,in 2020 I am in Urgent Needs for this money and aware of my entitlement for this amount doesn’t fall different than any other US Citizen. An answer to my correspondencewill be truly appreciated.
    Yours etc, Jean-Gilles

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Jean, thank you for your question. Please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more. If you are unable to find the answer, call the IRS hotline at 1-800-919-9835. Thanks!

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  5. Tina Robling Riston

    I need help to update my SSI to ensure that money will come to me regarding my 11 year granddaughter who is living with me. That would include March/April 500.00 payment as well as future payments. It is essential for me. Thank you in advance.
    Tina Robling Riston

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Tina. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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  6. Bizhan Ranjbar

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  7. DARSHAN S REEN

    I enrolled for direct deposit from the day I was entitled for Social security benefits, its more than four years now that I am recieving my benefits regularly without any delay .
    I sincerely thank and appreciate the work and efforts of the team , who deal with such a large number of recepients of these benefits.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

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  8. paul bouffier

    OUTSTANDING!!! ‘
    Never heard ANYTHING
    BETTER From Social Security!!!!

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  9. MARIE ALICE A VALMONT

    RESIDENCE PERMANENT NUMBER ORDER NUMBER

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  10. VALMONT A MARIE ALICE

    NUMBER SOCIAL SECURITY

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