How Benefits Are Paid
You must receive your Social Security payments
electronically. One of the ways you can choose to receive
your benefits is through direct deposit. Direct deposit is a
simple and secure way to receive your payments. Be sure to
have your checkbook or account statement with you when
you apply. We will need that information, as well as your
financial institution’s routing number, to make sure your
monthly benefit deposit goes into the right account.
If you don’t have an account with a financial
institution, or if you prefer to receive your benefits on a prepaid debit card, you can sign up for the Direct Express® card program. With Direct Express®, payments go straight
to the card account. Another payment choice you can consider is an Electronic Transfer Account. This low-cost federally insured account lets you enjoy the security and
convenience of automatic payments.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program