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How can I get Direct Deposit of my SSDI Checks into a new checking account

Q) How can I get Direct Deposit of my SSDI Checks into a new checking account after having a Direct Express card for quite awhile??

A) According to the Social Security Administration – You can start, change or cancel your direct deposit by:

Using Social Security Direct Deposit(Only retirement, disability, or survivors benefits recipients may use this option); or

Calling us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or
Visiting or calling your local office.
You can also call or visit your financial institution to change or enroll in direct deposit.

You can also enroll in direct deposit by calling the U.S. Department of Treasury at 1-800-333-1795.




If you live outside the United States, refer to Payments Outside the United States.

Note: When you apply for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, you are required to receive your payments electronically. If you did not sign up for electronic payments when you applied for benefits, we suggest you do so now.

You must switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. If you did not select a form of electronic payment by March 1, 2013, we will continue to pay you by check, but Treasury will contact you about complying with the requirement.

For more information regarding direct deposit, refer to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Go Direct website.

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I received my direct payment, amount has changed being less by $40.92 WHY?

Q) I received my direct payment for February 2014 and the amount has changed being less by $40.92 WHY????? A) Please contact your local Social Security office regarding your benefit reduction. You can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). By calling 1-800-772-1213, you can use SSA automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some… Continue Reading

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