On 1 March 2013, the US Department of the Treasury implemented a new law in which: Social Security benefits, Veterans Affairs benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), etc. could only be received electronically.
In case you’re still receiving federal benefit payment checks in the mail, then you are non-compliant with the law; therefore, you have 3 ways to comply with this law.
One, of these 3 options, is Social Security Direct Deposit. So let us discuss how you can enroll for your Directgov benefits to be sent to you through Social Security Direct Deposit.
Fill the Form Social Security Direct Deposit
The first step is to fill up the Direct Deposit form, click here to download the form.
- Fill in Sections 1 and 2 as shown in the image below and mail it to your Direct Express Bank or the Credit Union.
- Your Direct Express Bank or the Credit Union will verify the information you’ve furnished and complete Section 3 in the form.
- They will, after verification, forward the form to the Social Security Administration for further processing.
For whatever reason, if you find this process too cumbersome to follow; there are alternatives too. Follow this link to learn more about the other options through which you can sign up for Social Security direct deposits.