Social Security Benefits Direct Deposit

We load your Federal Benefits pay to your Green Dot card when we get early notice you have money coming, often 4 days earlier than your current benefits payday. Not every payer gives us early notice every payday, but most do!

Available for all kinds of government benefit payments, including:

  • Social Security benefits
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • Pension payments
  • Railroad Retirement Benefits (RRB)
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) payments
  • State unemployment benefits
  • Government Disability Benefits (SSDI or Workers' Compensation)
  • Veterans' benefits
GET A CARD
social security benefits direct deposit prepaid card

How to set up Federal Benefits Direct Deposit

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Don't have a Green Dot card?

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or purchase a card in stores nationwide.
 Find a location near you.

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Have the following info ready

  • Green Dot Bank Routing and Account Number We'll text it to you.
  • Social Security number or claim number
  • 12-digit federal benefit check number
  • Amount of your most recent federal benefits check

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Call to enroll

For Social Security benefits (retirement, disability or SSI) call (800) 333-1795
For Veterans' benefits call (877) 838-2778
For Railroad Retirement Benefits (RRB) call (877) 772-5772

When will my benefits post to my account?   Check out our blog for benefits payment schedule here.

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