Already have a bank account?
As a recipient of a Federal Payment, you may be eligible to open an ETA and receive your payments through this account. However, if you already have a bank account your Federal Payment can be deposited automatically into your current checking or savings account.
With direct deposit the U.S. Treasury sends an electronic message to your bank or credit union crediting your account with the exact amount of your benefit. The difference is your check isn’t printed or mailed.
Want direct deposit?
It’s fast and easy to get direct deposit of your benefits right into your checking account.
- Click here to enroll for direct deposit online
- Call (800) 333-1795 to enroll for direct deposit over the phone
- Visit your bank or credit union to enroll for direct deposit in person
- Click here to download and print the paper form to enroll for direct deposit
For more information visit the Treasury’s, Go Direct website a site dedicated to direct deposit – including secure, online signup for your Federal Payment.