The Direct Express® program launched more than 12 years ago when it began electronically issuing benefit payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients. Since then, several more federal agencies have joined the program to provide their beneficiaries with:

  • payments that are fast, safe, and convenient,
  • access to financial literacy and education tools, and
  • entry into the financial mainstream.

Today, nine federal agencies and 25 benefit programs use Direct Express® to provide electronic benefit payments to more than 4.5 million Americans:

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