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Direct Deposit Fact Sheet

Read The Facts and Apply for Direct Deposit

  1. Your money is electronically transferred into your bank account.

  2. For new direct deposit accounts or to make changes to an account you already have, complete and print the Direct Deposit Registration/W9 form (PDF) and mail, fax, scan/email it to:

    SSPS Provider File Unit
    Attn: Direct Deposit
    PO Box 45346
    Olympia, WA 98504
    Fax: 360-902-8268
    Email: sspsddapp@dshs.wa.gov (Senders take full responsibility for any activity resulting from sensitive information being sent from private email through the State email system)

    • Request a paper copy of the application packet at DSHSSSPSWeb@dshs.wa.gov or by calling 360-664-6161 (Option 1 for SSPS)
    • Be sure to tell us whether it's for a new account or to change an existing one

  3. For State Supplemental Payments (SSP) through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the W-9 needs to have the client's information. If the client is unable to sign the forms, please sign for them stating your relationship (guardian, custodian, etc.).

  4. View the Direct Deposit Registration Instructions (PDF)

Am I eligible for direct deposit?

You may be able to get direct deposit if:

  • Your authorization to receive SSPS payment is current
  • You have an open, stable bank account
  • You maintain the minimum balance required by your bank
  • Your bank accepts direct deposits
  • Your money does not go to someone else before you receive it like:
    • A protective payee, or
    • A parent for children in your care, or
    • A long term care employer payee