Go Direct with Direct Deposit: The safest, fastest and easiest way to get your money. Click here for more information.

To sign up for direct deposit by phone, call:
1 (800) 333-1795 (English)
1 (800) 333-1792 (Spanish)

...or online:
Click here to enroll online



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Getting Started

If you are receiving federal benefit payments, and wish to receive these payments by direct deposit, please follow these directions:

Complete one of the direct deposit sign-up forms:

  • For social security, supplemental security income, civil non-military federal retirement and railroad retirement payments use FMS Form 1200pdf | (Spanish)pdf
    (Mail to the address at the bottom of the form.)

  • For all other non-vendor federal payments, use SF 1199Apdf
    (Mail to the appropriate paying agency, or contact your financial institution.)

  • For payments to federal vendors, use SF 3881PDF File
    (Mail to the appropriate paying agency, or contact your financial institution.)


   Last Updated:  March 14, 2014