What is an ETA Account?

Learn more about the Electronic Transfer Account (ETA), which is designed for federal benefit recipients, including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Military Wage, Salary or Retirement Payments and more. Click here to learn more.

Open an ETA Account

We have step-by-step instructions on how to open an Electronic Transfer Account (ETA), including how to find a participating bank and how to set up direct deposit for your social security, supplemental security income or other federal benefit payment. Click here for more.

Find an ETA Bank

Not all banks or credit unions offer ETA accounts. To open an ETA account, you have to find a participating bank. We have a list of national banks that offer the program, like MetaBank and state specific bank. To locate an ETA bank near you, click here.