Go Direct with Electronic Deposits

Are you still receiving a federal benefit payment by paper check? If you are, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is requiring you to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. This includes federal benefits such as Social Security.

Why is direct deposit safe?

  • Checks can get lost or stolen – but with direct deposit you get your money on time, every time. Direct deposit eliminates the risk of stolen checks and forged signatures which helps protect you from identity theft.
  • It’s easier. You don’t have to leave home to cash or deposit your check – your money is always in your account on payment day.
  • It gives you more control. Your check doesn’t rule your schedule. Payments arrive at the same time each month – your money is there when you need it.
  • What do you need to know to sign up for direct deposit?

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Members 1st FCU routing number: 231382241
  • Your account number
  • Amount of your last federal benefit check
  • Check number from a recent federal benefit payment or claim numbers from the paying agency
  • How to switch your federal benefit payments to direct deposit:

  • Sign up online at Go Direct
  • Visit one of our convenient branch locations
  • Call TeleBranch (Customer Service) at (800) 237-7288
  • Call the Go Direct helpline at (800) 333-1795
  • The Go Direct campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks.

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