Q) My Dad is 98 yrs old, his checking acct is in one bank and his SS goes into another bank. I want to have his SS go into his checking acct bank. How do I accomplish this change, and what forms are needed and how do I procure them?
A) According to the Social Security Administration: If you already get benefits and you have a bank account, you can sign up for or change your direct deposit by:
Setting up a my Social Security account and starting or changing your direct deposit online (Social Security benefits only);
Contacting your bank, credit union or savings and loan association; or
Calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
If you currently do not get Social Security or SSI benefits, but plan to apply, sign up for direct deposit when you apply for benefits. Have your checkbook or a copy of your bank statement with you when you apply for benefits.