Electronic Transfer Account (International Payments)

The ETA program is available only in the United States and its territories. The ETA program is not available internationally.

However, if you live outside of the U.S., and you receive Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit or Office of Personnel Management (OPM) annuity payments, you may be able to receive your payment by Direct Deposit.

Choose to receive your Social Security, OPM annuity, Veterans, and Railroad retirement benefit payment(s) by direct deposit in 65 international countries.

For more information on the International Direct Deposit program, including a list of participating countries, please click here.

To set up Direct Deposit payments overseas, or for more information, contact the SSA or OPM directly, or the Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Embassy in the country where you live. Payees residing in Canada can choose to receive their payments either in Canadian dollars or U.S. dollars (selection available on the enrollment form).