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EBT Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is the electronic deposit of your cash benefits or payments into your bank account, which replaces a paper check.

Programs that allow direct deposit include:

  • State Supplement to SSI
  • Child Care Provider Payments
  • Child Support Payments
  • Long Term Services and Support
  • Energy and Weatherization Assistance
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Title XIX Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Child Protection Services

When will I receive my Direct Deposit?

Payments will be received at your bank within 2 to 3 business days after the program applies the payment. Direct deposits show up as SD DSS on your bank statement. For more information on when your cash benefits or payments will be deposited into your bank account, contact the Department program or division issuing your payments.

How will I benefit from using Direct Deposit?

  • You can avoid trips to the bank to deposit paper checks.
  • No more worrying about lost or stolen checks.
  • You can be sure your payments will arrive on time, every time. Direct deposit eliminates delays due to weather or postal sorting.
  • Cash benefits or payments can be deposited into your current checking or savings account.
  • You can withdraw cash benefits or payments by writing checks against your checking account, withdrawing money from your checking or savings account, or withdrawing cash at your bank location or ATM.

How do I sign up for Direct Deposit?

  1. If you do not already have a bank account, you will need to open a checking or savings account.
  2. Contact the appropriate programs below for additional information and to obtain a direct deposit enrollment form.