Get paid up to 2 days earlier with free direct deposit

With direct deposit, get your paycheck up to two days earlier, depending on when we get the payment instructions from your employer or benefits provider.


Enjoy the benefits of FREE direct deposit

FAST - Get paid up to 2 days earlier with a fast and simple setup.
FREE - Direct deposit reloads are FREE.
FLEXIBLE - Deposit all or part of your paycheck. You decide.

How it works: Many times, your employer or benefits provider will notify our bank of your incoming deposit in advance of your actual pay day. If they do, we will credit your pay or benefits to your card when they give us that advance notice instead of waiting for pay day. This way, you can have access to your money sooner!

How to Set Up Direct Deposit

To set up direct deposit, follow the instructions below to get your routing and direct deposit account information and provide this to your employer. For government benefits, enroll by calling (800) 333-1795.

Existing cardholders

If you already have a Green Dot card, just log in to the website or mobile app and get your routing and direct deposit account numbers.

New cardholders

Do you have a Green Dot card, but don’t have a secure login? Create a secure login.

Get a card

Don’t yet have a card? Get a card now. Once you register your card, you can set up direct deposit!


Direct deposit any of these sources of income

  • Weekly paychecks
  • Monthly social security benefits
  • Tax refunds
  • Pensions
  • State unemployment benefits (varies by state)
  • Government disability benefits – SSDI or workers compensation (varies by state)
  • Veterans’ benefits

Hurry! You could win big with ASAP Direct Deposit this school year.

Every Direct Deposit of $100 or more is your chance to win a $1,000 grand prize or $50 monthly cash prizes to help with back-to-school expenses! 5 grand prize winners and 100 monthly prize winners will be selected.** Details below.

Plus, get your pay up to 2 days before payday and your government benefits up to 4 days before benefits day with ASAP Direct Deposit.*

Green Dot Back-To-School Bonus! 100 winners each month!
*Timing depends on deposit verification and when we get notice from your employer, and may vary from pay period to pay period. But when we get it, you’ll get it.
**No purchase necessary. Ends 10/7/18 at 11:59:59 PM ET. 4 separate entry periods. Open to legal residents of the U.S. (excluding VT), 18+/age of majority. For Rules, visit Void where prohibited.