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My mother had to open a new checking account, how do we

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My mother had to open a new checking account, how do we notify Social security to change her direct deposit account?
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Customer: My mother has a new checking account #, how do I alert the SSA of this change?
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Richard replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Richard replied 4 months ago.

Good morning. Pursuant to the SS Administration (https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3825/How-can-I-change-or-sign-up-for-direct-deposit-for-my-Social-Security-or-Supplemental-Security-Income-SSI-payments):

"How can I change or sign up for direct deposit for my Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments?

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

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

If you currently do not receive Social Security or SSI benefits, but plan to apply, sign up for direct deposit when you apply for benefits. Have your checkbook or a copy of your bank statement with you when you apply for benefits."

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