Important: Government Benefits and Stimulus Information

4 easy ways Green Dot can help you quickly access government benefits and stimulus payments. Make sure the name and social security number on file with the IRS matches what’s on your Green Dot account exactly.

1) Need to open a bank account to receive government benefits FAST? Open an account to get an account number instantly and you can access your funds with early direct deposit of government benefits such as SSA, SSI or Unemployment.

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.
Government stimulus payments are not eligible for early direct deposit.

2) Expecting a stimulus payment? If you deposited your 2019 tax refund to your Green Dot account, no action required. Sign up for Account Alerts to be notified of your incoming deposit.

3.) Do you have to file your 2019 tax return and need to add your direct deposit information to the IRS Get My Payment portal? Click here or text "DDinfo" to 37267. Msg & Data Rates May Apply.

4) Have more questions? See our FAQ’s below. Or check your eligibility for the government stimulus here.

Please note that Green Dot does not have any information regarding your stimulus payment status or eligibility. Information regarding the government stimulus payment on this page is based upon information provided by IRS.gov and we will make our best efforts to keep this information timely.

Find out more about access to government
benefits and stimulus payments!

Access your Green Dot bank account and routing number by logging in to your account online or the app.
Or open an account to receive a bank account number instantly!

Do you need to file your 2019 tax return to receive a stimulus payment?

Fill out the form here and add your Green Dot bank account and routing number.

Do you need FAST access to government benefits or payroll?

You could get paid early by direct depositing your government benefits, such as SSA, SSI or Unemployment, or payroll to your Green Dot account. Find more info about ASAP 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.
Government stimulus payments are not eligible for early direct deposit.

If you are expecting a government or payroll paper check, find out how to cash or deposit a check to your account.

Expecting a stimulus payment and haven't received it yet?

To check the status of your payment with the IRS, visit the Get My Payment portal. Green Dot customers with their 2019 direct deposit information on file will automatically receive a government stimulus payment to the same account. If you are expecting a paper check, click here to find out how to cash or deposit a check to your account.

Misplaced your card and need to report it lost or stolen?*

You can order a new card by logging into your account or by using the mobile app. You can also call 866-795-7597 to order a new card through the automated system.

 

Need to get alerts for your deposit?
Log in to your account and activate Account Alerts or with the mobile app.

Reducing the impact to your financial life

Here are some resources we have gathered to help you manage your finances.

Adjusting your budget

Six things you can do right now to adjust your budget in these difficult times.

Your continued financial health

Look here if you have questions about unemployment, paid sick leave, student loans, or paying rent.

Need work?

If you are looking for a job, check this out for place that are hiring during the outbreak. And check here for other job search resources.

We urge you to stay informed about COVID-19

The CDC has excellent resources
and information. Click here.

The World Health Organization has
additional resources. Click here.

The CDC has excellent resources
and information. Click here.

 

 

The World Health Organization has
additional resources. Click here.

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Important FAQ's

Below are important FAQ's that will be useful regarding government benefits and stimulus payment
information. For more info please visit IRS.gov.

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