Alternative Ways To Receive Social Security Benefits
You can receive Security Benefits either of three ways (click on the links to learn about the subject):
- By check mailed to you.
- By direct deposit into your bank account.
- By direct deposit into a low cost account known as an Electronic Transfer Account (ETA) which you open just for these payments.
Social Security strongly recommends that everyone receive their benefit by direct deposit either into their own account or into an ETA. These systems assure that payments arrive on time and are not stolen from a mail box.
To find out when to expect payments from Social Security, see: Social Security Payment: When You Will Receive.