In September 2008, the Social Security Administration issued a Direct Express pre paid credit card up to 3.9 million people on social security and disability nationwide. The purpose of this card is to ensure that recipients are not bank accounts or those who may not like to receive a check in the mail, is now to have a map that will be automatically allocated to them amounts to the debit card each month. This will prevent delays in checking incoming mail, theft of paper checks and are sometimes difficult to attempt to get to the bank and cash it.

Who should apply? The one who is on Social Security or disability, they like the idea of ​​having a debit card for their operations and not cashing their monthly checks and using cash or having to write checks from their bank account. Direct Express debit card is accepted anywhere MasterCard is accepted and can be used to obtain cash from ATMs, retail stores and banks.

What if the Direct Express card is lost or stolen? This is a debit card, like any other debit card, and you’ll have no contact number, which protects you if it is. You can call immediately notify and your debit card will be replaced. It is also protected and insured by FDIC

it is necessary to map anything No, it’s free with no monthly fee account and have free services such as:.? Additional notification of deposits made to your card by phone, email or text additional warnings when your balance falls below a certain level, and once a month, do not charge ATM machines at participating ATM. There are also a number of toll- free, 24-hour customer service 7 days a week.

There are any other payments? Only for certain things, like ATM withdrawals after the first free one cost $ 0.90 Other expenses include the payment of the invoice in the amount of $ 0.50 each time you pay the bill, $ 0.75 for a monthly statement Direct Express sent to you each month, $ 4, to replace a lost or stolen card every year, and $ 13.50 to replace him overnight shipping, $ 1.50 for the transfer of funds in the US bank account and US $ 3 plus 3% of the transaction amount to withdraw funds from international ATM.

How to get Express Card Direct There is a toll-free number, 1-877-212-9991, or online registration on the website of AT . You may also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, between 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and a representative will help you. For the hearing impaired :. 1-800-325-0778