How can I sign up for or change direct deposit for my Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments?

If you already get benefits and you have a bank account, you can sign up for or change your direct deposit by:

  • Setting up a my Social Security account and starting or changing your direct deposit online (Social Security benefits only);
  • Contacting your bank, credit union or savings and loan association; or
  • Calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

 If you currently do not get Social Security or SSI benefits, but plan to apply, sign up for direct deposit when you apply for benefits. Have your checkbook or a copy of your bank statement with you when you apply for benefits.

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  • Date Created: 04/07/2014
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