How to Get Social Security Disability Benefits Fast

by Charlie Gaston ; Updated July 27, 2017
Stay on top of your Social Security benefits.

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Choose an online password to manage your account.

Tips

  • You can change or end your direct deposit at any time by contacting Social Security or your financial institution.

Warnings

  • As of May 2010, you cannot split your Social Security benefits between two accounts.

About the Author

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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