If you just signed up to receive Social Security or disability benefits and need to fill out the Social Security Direct Deposit Form (FS Form 1200), we can help. Additionally, if you are already receiving benefits and need to change your direct deposit information, this post will walk you through how to do that.
In this post, we will explain what information you need to complete the Social Security Direct Deposit Form
Also, if you are receiving Social Security benefits and live outside the United States, you can have your benefits direct deposited into a bank in your country of residence.
However, the Social Security Administration only sends benefits to International Direct Deposit (IDD) participating countries.
For your convenience, we have provided a list of countries eligible for Direct Deposit of Social Security and the form (SSA-1199 Form) you need to download for that country.
See our guide on how to set up Direct Deposit online and by phone.
What you need to sign up for Direct Deposit
To enroll for Social Security direct deposit to your checking or savings account, you will need your:
- Social Security number
- Information from your most recent federal benefit check or claim number
- Financial institution’s routing transit number
- Account number and type (checking or savings)
Social Security Direct Deposit Form – PDF
You can use FS Form 1200 to sign up for direct deposit of your Social Security benefits.
FS Form 1200 is required by the Social Security Administration for beneficiaries wishing to receive their payments as electronic transfers who are not able to initiate the direct deposit request online.
Click on the link below to download the Direct Deposit Form.
If you are a resident of the United States (or a U.S. territory), download, print, and complete the FS Form 1200 to enroll in direct deposit.
Mail the completed form to:
Go Direct Processing Center
U.S. Department of the Treasury
P.O. Box 650527
Dallas TX 75265-0527
For Social Security beneficiaries who live or bank outside the United States, you may still be able to receive your payment by direct deposit.
If you live in another country that is participating in International Direct Deposit (IDD), you may download the appropriate SSA-1199 form and mail the completed form to the address indicated on the form.
Forms are available for all participating IDD countries.
To download the Direct Deposit Form for your country of residence, see below:
International Social Security Direct Deposit Form – By Country
Social Security has direct deposit of benefits to about 154 countries and counting. Locate your country of residence below to download the form that is specific to your country.
Social Security Direct Deposit Form Summary
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