A common question in my email box is: “how do I change the bank account into which my disability payments are direct deposited?” That’s a good question. Changing direct deposit account information is quick and easy.
There are three ways to change your direct deposit account information: online, via telephone and via the mail. I strongly recommend that you utilize the VA eBenefits system. It’s your best choice for speedy service.
- Online, you can create a VA eBenefits account and make changes through the account. An eBenefit account will also give you 24/7 access to your payment history, GI bill information, and all sorts of other items. If you receive VA benefits, you should create a VA eBenefits account. It is be the fastest and most convenientway for you to conduct any business with the VA.
- Via mail, fill out and send the VA Form 24-0296. You can find it here: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-24-0296-ARE.pdf. The directions are on the form.
- Via telephone, by calling 1-877-838-2778. I have looked at this one and I wonder how they can verify that you are actually the person calling. If you find out, please let me know. I’m curious.
I always love getting emails from readers. I can’t answer every one, but I do try. Even if I am unable to personally respond to your email, I use the information from these emails to understand what information will be most helpful to my readers.
Thank you, and happy Saturday!