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OPM.gov / Retirement / How-to / Start or change direct deposit

Start or change direct deposit

Learn how to start receiving direct deposit of your monthly annuity payment or change the account information for your existing direct deposit.

How to access your direct deposit information

  1. Sign in to your online account

  2. Click Direct Deposit in the menu

    If you already have direct deposit active, you will see a summary of your account information.

  3. Click Change to start a new direct deposit or to change an existing direct deposit

    You'll need you bank name, account number, and routing number to set up direct deposit to your checking or savings account.

    If this is your first time enrolling in direct deposit, you'll be able to provide a payment address that's different from your mailing address. If you already have direct deposit and want to change your payment address, click Payment Address in the menu to make changes.

    Make sure you save your changes before leaving the page.

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