The what card??
The Direct Express Card is a debit card is a debit card that allows you to access your benefits. The money gets deposited directly on to your card on the day of payment. This card removes the wait for a checks and gives peace of mind that the money is safe on your card-- no worrying about checks being stolen.The card can be used to make purchases and get cash at ATMs, banks or credit union tellers. The card is secure; you are given a PIN and the card will be replaced if lost or stolen. Certain fees apply for cash withdrawals and replacement cards. See a complete list here.
Why do direct deposit?
Direct deposit is a simple, safe and secure way to receive your benefits. If you wish to direct your benefits into a bank or credit union account, you should have the following information when you apply for benefits:
- Financial institution's routing transit number;
- Account type (checking or savings); and
- Account number.