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U.S. Debit Card

U.S. Debit Card

A U.S. Debit Card can help both federal agencies and the companies and individuals to whom they owe money.

Instead of paying by check, bank draft, or cash (or paying directly into a bank or credit union account), the agency can load money onto a prepaid debit card for the payee.

Thus, the U.S. Debit Card works for all payees, including people who do not have a bank account or who do not want to give their banking information to the agency.

(This program is for federal payments other than benefits. The comparable program for federal benefits payments is the Direct Express Card).

Features, Benefits & Uses

Strict management controls for agency staff

Not tied to a bank account

Protected by both a chip and a magnetic stripe

Safe - with fraud prevention and other protections

Use for one-time or recurring payments

Can be disposable or reloadable

Start immediately - enroll, fund, activate right away

Use the card at an ATM, in a store, online, by phone

Use with a mobile app and online banking .

Powerful reporting - reports and statements available online

Hand the card to the payee or send in the mail

Customer service always available, all day, every day

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How It Works

Agency staff: Learn how the U.S. Debit Card team will set you up in the program.

Payees: Understand how to use your U.S. Debit Card.

More information about the program

Log in links for both agency administrators and cardholders

Contact U.S. Debit Card

Agency Manager

For agencies interested in joining the program:

Card Holders

Log in to get support
Call the number on the back of your card

Last modified 03/18/22