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Get your Pay
Early with Direct Deposit

Instead of waiting until your next payday to deposit your paycheck, get your pay up to 2 days before payday with ASAP Direct Deposit ™. Receiving government benefits? They can arrive up to 4 days before benefits day.1 Learn how below.

  • Get Paid early with free ASAP Direct Deposit ™

    Forget Friday and make payday Wednesday with payroll direct deposit. One of the fastest ways to fund your Green Dot account is to set up direct deposit.

  • Getting started

    Setting up ASAP Direct Deposit™ is easy with just a few simple steps.

    Learn more about getting started.

  • On your schedule

    No more waiting and no more worries about paper checks lost in the mail. Green Dot makes sure that you get paid early up to two days before most banks make the funds available to you.

  • Keep track with account text alerts

    With Green Dot account alerts you can be notified when your payroll hits your account.
    Carrier message and data rates may apply.

    Learn more

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  • Direct Deposit

    Social Security and Government Benefits

    See your pay up to 4 days earlier than your current benefits payday.1  For government benefits, enroll by calling (800) 333-1795. Just make sure the name on file with your employer or benefits provider matches the name on your card account.

     

    Money Fast

    Want to know when your paycheck is deposited? 

    We can text you a notice on payday. Carrier message and data rates apply.

     

    How to set up direct deposit

    Log in to your account
    on the website or mobile app to get your bank account and routing numbers. Don’t have an account? Open an account and register your card.
    Use your account numbers

    and give them to your employer or benefits provider.  For government benefits, enroll by calling (800) 333-1795.  You can choose how much of each check to deposit every pay period.  Just make sure the name on file with your employer or benefits provider matches the name on your card account.

    Sign up for deposit alerts

    so you’ll know when your deposit hits your account. It usually takes 1-2 pay periods for your first deposit to hit.  Carrier message and data rates apply.

    1. Direct deposit early availability depends on timing of payor’s payment instructions and fraud prevention restrictions may apply. As such, the availability or timing of early direct deposit may vary from pay period to pay period. Make sure the name and social security number on file with your employer or benefits provider matches what’s on your Green Dot account exactly. Green Dot will not be able to deposit your payment if we are unable to match recipients.​ ​