The Treasury-recommended Direct Express® card is a prepaid debit card payment option for federal benefit recipients who don't have a bank or credit union account. Cardholders can make purchases at stores that accept Debit Mastercard®, pay bills, purchase money orders from the U.S. Post Office and get cash from an ATM or financial institution that displays the Mastercard acceptance mark. No bank account or credit check is required to enroll. There are no sign-up fees or monthly account fees. Direct Express® Additional information about the card is available at www.USDirectExpress.com.
When you sign up to receive your Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, VA or other federal benefits via the Direct Express® card, your money will be automatically deposited to your Direct Express® card account on your payment date.
If you don't have a bank account or simply prefer a prepaid debit card, the Treasury Department recommends that you sign up for the Direct Express® card.
Interested in the Direct Express® Debit Mastercard® card for federal benefit payments? Go to USDirectExpress web-site for additional information.
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SSA recipients check here to denote this is an international address if you live outside of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or a U.S. Territory.
NOTICE: Go Direct can only enroll payments with International addresses for recipients of Social Security benefits. If you receive any other benefit payment type and reside internationally, or do not have an account with a U.S. bank or credit union, you may not enroll online through Go Direct. For more information on how to complete your international enrollment please click here. More information...
If you live outside the United States but do not have an account with a U.S. bank or credit union you may write the Social Security Administration at: Social Security Administration Office of International Operations P.O. Box 17775 Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7775 for more information on international payment options. Or visit them online at:
If you live outside the United States and want to sign up for direct deposit please contact the VA at: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/foreign/forfaq.htm
Retirees, annuitants, and survivor annuitants already receiving benefits, but living outside the United States that want to sign up for direct deposit please contact the Office of Personnel Management (Civil Service) by calling1 (888) 767-6738.
Recipients already receiving Railroad Retirement (RRB) benefits, but living outside the United States that want to sign up for direct deposit please contact the nearest Railroad Retirement Board office or call the Railroad Retirement Board at 1-877-772-5772. For instructions on International Direct Deposits visit RRB online at:
A toll-free number has been designated for each of the nine Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation district offices. Visit the Department of Labor web site. For a list of district offices and their phone numbers.
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