How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Lane Your Own Question
Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 10163
Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
1929974
Type Your Social Security Question Here...
Lane is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I NEED TO change the checking acct. number that my social

Customer Question

I NEED TO change the checking acct. number that my social security check is sent to because of a scam!! help!
I called and did this ; however want to make sure as my mortgage amount was sent back
thanks for your assistance
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.

Hi,m

...

There are basically three ways to do this... and you've used on of them.

...

If you already get benefits and you have a bank account, you can sign up for or change your direct deposit by:

  • Setting up a my Social Security account and starting or changing your directdeposit online (Social Security benefits only);
  • Contacting your bank, credit union or savings and loan association; or
  • Calling Social Security at 1-***-***-**** (TTY 1-***-***-****).

​...

SO what you might consider is doing of the other two as well:

...

(checking with the new institution; who can also make the change for you)

...

And submit through "MY Social security" online as well.

...

Also (1) going into the local field office is another way to verfy AND (2) call back to the main number to be sure that DID make the change (tell them you wanted to dopuble chack becasue of the scam issue)

Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.

Here's the website site for setting up the My Social Security account:

...

https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/

Expert:  Lane replied 6 months ago.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

...

If this HAS helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the faces or stars on your screen, and then clicking “submit")

I know it takes an extra step, but JustAnswer won’t credit us for the work until you rate.

...

Thank you!

Lane

I have a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP® and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, both for-profit and non-profit, and tax advice on three continents, since 1986

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

...

I’m just checking back in to see how things are going.

...

Did my answer help?

...

Let me know…

...

Thanks

Lane