Applying for Federal Benefits Soon?
You Must Choose an Electronic Payment Method!
If you are applying for these federal benefits, you are required by law to receive your payments electronically.
- Social Security
- Supplemental Security Income
- Veterans Affairs
- Railroad Retirement Board
- Office of Personnel Management
- Department of Labor (Black Lung)
You must choose to receive your payments through direct deposit to your bank or credit union account or to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card when you apply for federal benefits. This will ensure you get your federal benefit payments in the safest, most reliable way possible.
When you’re ready to apply, you should contact the government agency that is providing your federal benefit payments. Click on one of the logos below to visit that agency's website.