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I need to change my direct deposit from savings to checking

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I need to change my direct deposit from savings to checking account, I listed it wrong it is a checking not savings account
JA: The retirement accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: On my application I listed it as savings, it is not a savings,it is a checking account, the bank received the first check, they contacted me and told me I needed to change it to a checking account
JA: Is there anything else important you think the retirement accountant should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 18 days ago.

Good morning,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

If you already are receiving benefits, you can create a My Social Security Online Account and start or change Direct Deposit online. If you don’t already have an account, you can easily create one. You can open your own social security online account and see your earnings statement, estimated retirement benefit, change bank accounts and much more, in about 15 minutes through this site: http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/

Do not close your old account until the first payment has been deposited by social security into your new account. If you close the old account too quickly, you could miss a monthly benefit payment that could take 4to 6 weeks to get back from social security,

Alternatively, if you are already receiving Social Security and or Supplemental Security Income benefits through direct deposit, then you may change the account the deposit is posted to by calling 1 (800) SSA-1213(1-***-***-****). The representative will be able to assist you in getting the change made to your account.

Finally, you may also visit your local social security office and make the change.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,

Doug

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