Get your pay early & more with direct deposit

Deposit all or some of your paycheck for a fast, easy & secure way to manage your money. View the video or the quick help guide below to see how to set up with just a few simple steps.

4 benefits of early direct deposit

Get your pay up to 2 days early & government benefits up to 4 days early1

Unlock overdraft protection up to $200

With opt-in and eligible direct deposit2

Get notified with direct deposit alerts3

Free to enroll, no fee to deposit

How to set up direct deposit

Still need help? Click here for a quick help guide.

How to set up direct deposit for 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.4

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.

It’s easy to set up direct deposit

Fill in your information and provide this form to your payroll or benefits provider.

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