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Can Social Security benefits be received on a prepaid debit card?

Can Social Security benefits be received on a prepaid debit card?

You can use the Direct Express® prepaid debit card to get Social Security, SSI, and other federal benefit payments deposited directly into your account. You will be able to access money at automated teller machines (ATMs) and financial institutions nationwide, get cash back, make purchases, and pay bills.If you choose Direct Express®, we will deposit payments into your Direct Express® card account on your designated payment date. The Direct Express® card uses a personal information number (PIN), and your money is insured and protected by the FederalDeposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). It also is subject to federal consumer protection regulations (Regulation E). The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS) uses Comerica Bank for Direct Express®.



4 Responses to Can Social Security benefits be received on a prepaid debit card?

  1. According to Social Security Administration: If you get Social Security benefits or are enrolled in Medicare, you can change your address online by using a my Social Security account. Go to:

    my Social Security – Sign in or Create an Account

    If you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), do not have a U.S. mailing address, or are unable to change your address online, you can:
    Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or
    Contact your local Social Security office.
    If you do not receive Social Security benefits, SSI or Medicare, you do not need to change your address with us.

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