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U.S. Citizen

Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans, Railroad Retirement or Civil Service(OPM) Benefits

If you are a resident of the United States (or a U.S. territory), download, print, and complete theFMS Form 1200to enroll in direct deposit.

Mail the completed form to:

  • Go Direct Processing Center
    U.S. Department of the Treasury MS/GDW
  • PO Box 650527
  • Dallas TX 75265-0527

Military Salary

Please contact DFAS/Military Customer Service at1-800-321-1080or visit theDFAS/Military web site.

Black Lung

Please contact the Department of Labor. A toll-free number has been designated for each of the nine Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation district offices. Visit theDepartment of Labor web sitefor a list of district offices and their phone numbers.


International

If you receiveSocial Securityand you live or bank outside the United States, you may still be able to receive your payment by direct deposit. You can have your payment sent to a U.S. bank or credit union regardless of where you live by signing up as described above.

If you receive Social Security and you live or bank in Canada, you may download theForm 1199PE4and mail the completed form to the address indicated on the form.

If you receive Social Security and you live or bank in any other country (outside the United States, a U.S. territory or Canada) and receive Social Security payments, you can find out whom to contact about direct deposit of your federal benefit payment by visiting thelist of foreign country addresseson the Social Security web site.

If you receive VA BENEFITS and you live outside the United States, you must contact the Department of Veterans Affairs by calling 1-877-838-2778 or 1-800-827-1000, Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:50 PM Central time.

If you receive RAILROAD RETIREMENT and you live outside the United States, you may sign up for International Direct Deposit(IDD), by completing enrollment form
(OF 1199-I) and mailing to:

  • U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
    Direct Deposit Specialist
  • 844 North Rush Street
  • Chicago IL 60611

Make sure the form is completed accurately and signed. If you form is received and processed before the 15th of the month, you benefit payment will be sent to the new account beginning with the next month's payment.

If you currently have you benefit sent to a stateside financial institution, do NOT close that account until you have verified receipt at the new local bank. Otherwise, you benefit could be returned to the RBB, causing a delay.

With IDD, your money is deposited on the day you are scheduled to receive your benefit. For example, if your benefit is scheduled to be received on the third of the month, your money is available to you at the opening of the business day on the third. You can check with your bank to be sure that your money has been deposited.

If your IDD benefit is not in your account within the first three business days of the month, please call the Railroad Retirement Board at (877) 772-5772 to speak with representative or, you may contact your servicing U.S. Embassy to report non-receipt. The U.S. Embassy will notify the RRB.

The Railroad Retirement Board offers International Direct Deposit(IDD) of benefit payment to beneficiaries in the following countries:

Anguilla Antigua Australia
AustriaBarbudaBahama Islands
BarbadosBelgiumBritish Virgin Islands
CanadaCayman IslandsCyprus
DenmarkDominican RepublicFinland
FranceGermanyGreece
GrenadaHaitiHong Kong
HungaryIrelandIsrael
ItalyJamaicaJapan
MaltaMexicoNetherlands
Netherlands AntillesNew ZealandNorway
PanamaPolandPortugal
St. Kitts & NevisSt. LuciaSt. Vincent & the Grenadines
South AfricaSpainSweden
SwitzerlandTrinidad & TobagoUnited Kingdom

As more countries meet the requirements of the Federal Reserve Bank and become eligible, the list of eligible countries will be updated.

IDD is Safe and Secure

IDD is much more secure than receiving benefit by check. Mailed checks can be subject to loss, misrouting or even theft. Funds transferred through IDD are sent encrypted and arrive safely at your bank.

IDD and Currency

IDD puts your money directly into your local bank in local currency. If you reside in Canada and have a U.S. dollar account, you may elect to receive your payment electronically in U.S. dollars.

Note: This option is only available in Canada.


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Bank Account Number

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The bank account number can be found in the lower left-hand section, to the right of the bank routing number.
Beginning of help description tool-tip. It begins with a heading 5 called “Bank Account Number”. Required field.
Bank Account Number

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The bank account number can be found in the lower left-hand section, to the right of the bank routing number.
Beginning of help description tool-tip. It begins with a heading 5 called “Bank Routing Number”. Required field.
Bank Routing Number

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The routing number can be found in the lower left-hand section.
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Bank Account Number

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The bank account number can be found in the lower left-hand section, to the right of the bank routing number.
Beginning of help description tool-tip. It begins with a heading 5 called “Bank Account Number”. Required field.
Bank Account Number

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The bank account number can be found in the lower left-hand section, to the right of the bank routing number.
Beginning of help description tool-tip. It begins with a heading 5 called “Bank Routing Number”. Required field.
Bank Routing Number

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The routing number can be found in the lower left-hand section.
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Check Number

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The check number can be found in the upper right-hand section.
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Claim Number

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The claim number can be found on a Medicare card or 1099 form.
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Payment Amount

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The amount can be found directly below the check number.
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Benefit Recipient First Name

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The first name can be found in the “Pay To The Order” section.
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Checking Account Number

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The middle name immediately follows the first name.
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Checking Account Number

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The last name immediately follows the first name or middle name when present.
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Checking Account Number

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The suffix immediately follows the last name.
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Representative Payee

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The Representative Payee is the proceeding name before the Benefit Recipient's name.
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Benefit Recipient Address

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The address can be found directly under the Benefit Recipient's name.
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International Addresses

Is this an international address?

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...

Social Security recipients:

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:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10137.html or
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/foreign/

Veterans Compensation and Pension recipients:

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

Office of Personnel Management (Civil Service) benefit recipients:

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.

Railroad Retirement Board:

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:

http://www.rrb.gov/PandS/IDD.asp or download the International Direct Deposit Form
http://www.rrb.gov/pdf/PandS/OF_1199I.pdf

Department of Labor benefit recipients:

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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Corporation Acting As Representative Payee

Check this option if you represent a corporation which is acting as a representative payee.

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