If you receive certain benefits, your Economic Impact Payment will automatically go on your Direct Express Card


Notice: Historical Content

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May 8, 2020

If you have certain benefits deposited to your Direct Express card and didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return or provide information to the IRS to get an Economic Impact Payment, your payment will be deposited to that card. If your benefits are deposited to a bank account or mailed, you will receive your payment that way. These benefits include:

  • Social Security retirement, survivor or disability
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • VA Compensation
  • Pension

If you filed a return or used the Non-Filers tool to add your spouse or qualifying children, you can't receive your payment on your Direct Express card. You can select a bank account for direct deposit or leave bank information blank to receive a check by mail.