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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. Rosa G Jordan

    Hello my name’s Rosa Jordan. My question is when am I going to get my Economics impact payment.

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  2. Arvinder Jit Singh Chhatwal

    I have not received my Impact paper cheques for me and spouse so far.Perhsps as my address givenin the 2018 tax return is in India there is some delay .How may I verify status and when will I receive the cheques and wether I can now change the method of receiving to direct deposit to my US bank account.

    Thanks

    Arvinder Jit Singh Chhatwal

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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Arvinder, 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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  3. Robert H. Klein

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  9. Godswill McWilliams Amugo

    Please brief me when I will expect my Parts A and B Medicare so as to continue receiving health insurance from Kaiser Permante Hospital
    My family is out of coverage pending your office issuance of the expected Medicare cards A and B
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    • Vonda VanTil, Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi there. If you are asking about a replacement Medicare card, check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to get one.

      If you need assistance, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 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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