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The Benefits Of Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit

The most hassle-free way to prevent waiting a long time for your benefits check to arrive in the mail is to sign up for direct deposit today. Direct deposit is the fastest, safest and most reliable way to receive your assistance benefits. The best part about signing up for direct deposit is that it is easy to do and completely free.


What are the benefits of direct deposit?

Unfortunately, receiving a paper check causes some inconveniences for federal assistance beneficiaries. With direct deposit, an individual’s benefit payment is electronically deposited into his or her checking or savings account with no delays. Once a beneficiary has established direct deposit, he or she can skip the hassle of visiting the bank altogether.

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The advantages of setting up direct deposit

The advantages of setting up your direct deposit are countless. Beneficiaries receive their payments more quickly, which alleviates the stress of needing to pay bills on time and removes the worry of having a payment get lost in the mail. A lost or stolen check can be extremely stressful for anyone. With direct deposit, your benefits will be secure.


How can I set up my direct deposit?

To begin direct deposit, you must first have a checking or savings account. If you do not have one, you can easily open a new account with a trusted bank. Once you have your account, you will need to provide your bank account number and your bank’s routing number on the state’s online benefits portal. Program participants can also choose to call their local benefits services office to get more information on how to set up an account. Setting up direct deposit is simple to do and completely free, but it must be set up by the individual, due to confidentiality.

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