Dakota EBT

South Dakota EBT

Direct Deposit

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

Enroll in Direct Deposit (fill out GREEN form on brochure) if you receive the following benefits:

  • State Supplement to SSI
  • Child Care Provider Payments
  • Child Support Payments
  • Adult Service and Aging Provider Payments
  • Adult Day Services
  • Adult Foster Care
  • Homemaker/Nursing Services
  • Respite Care
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Vendor Payments

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. The direct deposit payments will be received no later than you would normally have received your check by mail. 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. Contact information has been provided below.

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 savings account, or withdrawing cash at your 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. Complete the above enrollment form.
  3. Return the enrollment form and all required verifications, as listed on the enrollment form, to the address of the Department program issuing your payments.
  4. The Department addresses are provided below:
    • State Supplement to SSI:
      South Dakota Department of Social Services
      Division of Economic Assistance
      State Supplement to SSI
      700 Governors Drive
      Pierre, SD 57501
    • Your payment will be available in your account on or about the 20th of each month.
    • Call 605-773-4678 if you have questions or concerns.
    • Child Care Provider Payments:
      South Dakota Department of Social Services
      Division of Child Care Services
      700 Governors Drive
      Pierre, SD 57501
    • Learn more about receiving child care assistance payments electronically or call 1-800-227-3020 for additional information.
    • Adult Services & Aging Provider Payments:
      Souht Dakota Department of Social Services
      Division of Adult Services and Aging
      700 Governors Drive
      Pierre, SD 57501
    • Your Remittance Advice will continue to be mailed each Thursday.
    • Call 605-773-3656 if you have any questions or concerns.
    • Low Income Energy Assistance:
      South Dakota Department of Social Services
      Division of Economic Assistance
      206 W. Missouri Ave.
      Pierre, SD 57501-4517
    • Your Vendor Paid Claim Report will continue to be mailed each Friday.
    • Call 1-800-233-8503 if you have any questions or concerns.
    • Child Support Payments:
      South Dakota Department of Social Services
      Division of Child Support
      Direct Deposit Program
      700 Governors Drive
      Pierre, SD 57501
    • Custodial parents have two options for receiving their child support payments.
      • You may choose to either have your child support directly deposited into your bank account.
      • You can receive your payments through an electronic card called the US Bank Reliacard Visa.
      • Learn more about Electronic Payment of Child Support or call 605-773-3641.