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
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How to set up Federal Benefits Direct Deposit


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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


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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Frequently Asked Questions

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.*

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*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.