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How to change direct deposit information for VA benefits

Follow our step-by-step instructions for changing your VA direct deposit information for VA disability compensation, pension, or education benefit payments. We'll show you how to sign in and make changes online.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. If you're not signed in to VA.gov, sign in now, starting with step 1. You can sign in with your DS LogonMy HealtheVet, or ID.me account. If you don't have an account, we’ll prompt you to create one.

    If you're already signed in to VA.gov, you can skip to step 4 below. You'll go straight to your VA.gov profile.

     

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    Sign in screen shot
    Sign in screen shot
  2. Choose how you want to receive the authentication code

    You can choose to get either a text message or a phone call.

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    Verify ID screen shot
    Verify ID screen shot
  3. Enter the authentication code you received

    This is the 6-digit code we sent to your phone.

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    Screenshot of sign-in process. 6-digit code screen.
    Screenshot of sign-in process. 6-digit code screen.
  4. Go to your VA.gov profile 

    After you've signed in, click on your name in the top right corner of the page. Select Profile from the drop-down menu.

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    VA.gov profile menu
    VA.gov profile menu
  5. Go to direct deposit

    Under "Your profile," select Direct deposit information

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    direct deposit new
    direct deposit new
  6. Update your direct deposit information

    Click Edit to make changes for disability compensation and pension benefits, or education benefits. 

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    Update direct deposit
    Update direct deposit
  7. Enter your information and click Update to save your changes

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    VA.gov profile direct deposit change education account information
    VA.gov profile direct deposit change education account information

Related information

VA benefits

  • Disability

    File a claim for disability compensation for conditions related to your military service, and manage your benefits over time.

  • Pension

    Apply for monthly payments for wartime Veterans and survivors with limited or no income who meet certain age and disability requirements.

  • Education and training

    Apply for and manage your GI Bill and other education benefits to help pay for college and training programs.

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