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 early direct deposit. Receiving government benefits? They can arrive up to 4 days before benefits day.1 Learn how below.

  • Get Paid early with free early 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 early 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. With early direct deposit get your pay up to two days before payday.

  • 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.

    Set up alerts

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  • Direct Deposit

    Social Security and Government Benefits

    Get your pay up to 4 days earlier than your current benefits payday.1  For federal government benefits, enroll by visiting and calling the appropriate Agency number. The phone numbers are not Green Dot phone numbers but belong to the various government agencies as listed.

    Contact your relevant state paying agency to enroll in direct deposit for your state benefits. Just make sure the name on file with your employer or any federal or state benefits provider matches the name on your Green Dot account.


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    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, follow the steps above in Social Security and Government Benefits. 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. The name and Social Security number on file with your employer or benefits provider must match your account exactly or we will decline your deposit.​

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