Go Direct is a national campaign designed to motivate Americans to select direct deposit for their Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), VA Compensation and Pension and other federal benefit payments. The Go Direct campaign is sponsored by the United States Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks.
With direct deposit, your money goes straight into your account at the same time each month, thus giving you more control over your money. It eliminates the risk of stolen checks and forged signatures and helps protect you from identity theft.
Direct deposit also provides immediate access to your money from virtually anywhere.
It’s easier than checks, because people who get their money directly deposited don’t need to go to the bank or credit union to deposit their check.
The Treasury officially ended the use of paper checks for the payment of newly filed Social Security and other federal benefit payments on May 1, 2011.
By March 1, 2013 all federal benefits recipients must receive their Social Security and other federal benefit payments electronically through direct deposit.
To sign up for direct deposit please call 1-800-333-1795 or go to www.godirect.gov
For direct deposit to your ABE account please use our routing number 021484524.
You will also need your 12 digit account number. Members with an ABE checking account can refer to their checks for their 12 digit account number (located on the bottom, in the middle of the check). If you do not have a checking account at ABE or would like to verify your 12 digit account number please call us prior to contacting the Go Direct program.