Program Description

The Direct Express® card is a prepaid debit card option for federal benefit recipients to receive their benefits electronically.  With the Direct Express® card, your federal benefit payment is automatically deposited directly into your card account each month on your payment day. This prepaid debit card offers the convenience and security of to spend and access your money rather than using cash for purchases.  Cardholders can make purchases at stores that accept Debit MasterCard®, pay bills, purchase money orders from the U.S. Post Office and get cash from ATMs or financial institutions that display the MasterCard® acceptance mark. No bank account or credit check is required to enroll. There are no sign-up fees or monthly account fees. Many card services are free. Additional information about the Direct Express® card is available at www.USDirectExpress.com.

General Program Requirements

Anyone receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, VA or other federal benefit payments can enroll. You no longer have to wait for the mail or worry about lost or stolen checks. No bank account or credit check is required to enroll. There are no sign-up fees or monthly account fees. Many of the card services are free. 

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Learn more or to sign up for the Direct Express® card

Online at www.GoDirect.gov or

Call 1-800-333-1795 

Monday – Friday 8 AM to 8 PM EST 

Or visit your bank or credit union.

Para espanol, visite www.Directoasucuenta.gov

Program Contact Information

For more information about the program, please visit the GoDirect.gov website or contact the U.S Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at 1-800-333-1795.

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