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Getting Checks

Still getting paper checks?


Are you still receiving Social Security, VA or other federal benefits by paper check? If so, you are out of compliance with the law. The U.S. Department of the Treasury requires federal benefit payments to be made electronically – through direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to the Direct Express® Debit Mastercard® card.

Get Ready to Enroll


Direct Deposit


To enroll for direct deposit to your checking or savings account, you will need your:

  • Social Security number
  • Information from your most recent federal benefit check or claim number
  • Financial institution's routing transit number*
  • Account number* and type (checking or savings)
 

Direct Express® Debit Mastercard®


If you prefer to get your benefit payments through the Direct Express® Mastercard®, call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center today at 1-(877) 874-6347 to enroll! You will need your:

  • Social Security number
  • Information from your most recent federal benefit check or claim number
  • Date of birth