A Direct Express Card is a prepaid debit card that enables the recipient to receive their federal benefits from the U.S. Department of Treasury. The card can be used to pay bills, buy groceries, and withdraw cash from any ATM in the United States. It is an alternative to checks or direct deposit for people who don't have a bank account, or who want more control over their money than they would get with a standard bank account.
What are the benefits of a Direct Express Card?
A Direct Express Card is a prepaid card that can be used to make purchases and to withdraw cash at ATMs. It is a great alternative for people who do not have a bank account or credit card.
The benefits of the Direct Express Card are:
-It is available 24/7.
-It has no minimum balance requirement.
-No monthly service fee.
-Free ATM withdrawals at MoneyPass ATMs.
How to Apply for a Direct Express Card?
Direct Express is a prepaid debit card that can be used to access all of your benefits. The card is issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, and it's available for people who receive benefits from the following programs:
- Social Security Income.
- Supplemental Security Income.
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8).
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Program (VAPBSP).
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
It's important to know that you can't apply for a Direct Express Card if you're not receiving any of these benefits. But if you are eligible, you will need to call the hotline at phone number 1-800-333-1795.
How long does it take to get a Direct Express card?
After applying and getting approved, it can take 7 to 14 days. Your federal benefits will be deposited automatically.
Is there an App available?
Yes, visit your Google ( for Android) or App Store (for Iphone users) and search Direct Express. This app will allow you to login, see balance and other account activity.
Can Direct Express be linked to Cash App?
Yes, Cash App excepts most debit and prepaid card. Follow these steps to link your card:
- Open your Cash App.
- Tap the icon on the far right, profile icon.
- Scroll down to Linked Banks.
- Click link debit card and add your details.
What bank does Direct Express use?
Comerica is the bank used. It is located in Dallas, Texas and cards are licensed through MasterCard.
What time does money hit Direct Express card?
The amount you are expecting is usually available by 9:00 am on the depositing date. Their automated system is 24/7 and can show pending deposits, balance, withdrawals and other account activity. In most cases, your money should be available at midnight before the schedule date.
Can I get money off my Direct Express card without the card?
No, you cannot withdraw money without your card. You must use an ATM to get money off your card. It is best practice to keep your card and not share information. You may call Direct Express and ask for more details if your card has been lost or stolen.
What is the difference between ssi and ssdi?
SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income, which is a program that provides financial assistance to individuals who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance, which is a program that provides financial assistance to individuals who are disabled and unable to work.
SSI is a government-run program that provides monthly payments to people with disabilities. SSDI is a government-run insurance plan that pays benefits if the recipient becomes disabled and unable to work.
The difference between SSI and SSDI is the source of funding: while SSI is funded by the federal government, SSDI comes from payroll taxes paid by both employer and employee.
Direct Express Customer Service
You can call phone number 866-606-3311 or visit usdirectexpress.com. Please keep in mind only federal benefits can be deposited on this card.