If you currently receive Social Security or Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits and want to speed up the delivery of those benefits, you can do so with a bank account. All you have to do is sign up for direct deposit. Because Social Security benefits are delivered by mail, which can take up to ten business days to deliver, direct deposit is the best way to get your Social Security benefits faster.
Complete a Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form, which is available for download in PDF format online through Go Direct, a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks. You can also request the form by calling Social Security at 800-772-1213.
Return the form to your financial institution or Social Security office. You may also want to return a copy of the form to your financial institution.
Choose an online password to manage your account.
You can change or end your direct deposit at any time by contacting Social Security or your financial institution.
As of May 2010, you cannot split your Social Security benefits between two accounts.
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