How to Setup Direct Deposit to Your Checking or Savings Account

Direct deposit is a convenient way to have your paycheck, pension or Social Security payment deposited into your designated checking or savings account—without having to wait for the check to clear. Plus, with TD Early Pay,get your direct deposit up to 2 business days early. It's fast, safer than paper checks, and your money is available almost immediately.2

How to set up your paycheck for direct deposit

To have your paycheck deposited directly into your checking or savings account, download, print and complete the direct deposit authorization form and give it to your employer’s payroll representative.

To complete this form, you'll need:

  • Your account number
  • Bank routing transit number
  • Type of account (checking or savings)

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Get help setting up your paycheck for direct deposit

How to set up your federal benefits for direct deposit

The U.S. Treasury Department requires everyone who receives a federal benefit check to have a direct deposit or electronic payment option.

Federal benefits include: Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Veteran Affairs (VA) compensation and pension payments.

Please have the following information ready:

  • Social Security or claim number
  • 12-digit federal benefit check number (located in the upper right-hand corner of your federal benefit check)
  • Federal benefit check amount
  • TD Bank account and routing transit numbers

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Get help setting up your federal benefits for direct deposit

  • Online

    Set up your federal direct deposit on the U.S. Treasury Department's Go Direct® website

  • By phone

    Call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center to set up your direct deposit

    1-800-333-1795 1-800-333-1795
  • In person

    Visit a TD Bank near you for help setting up your direct deposit online

More to know when setting up your direct deposit

If you like, you can split your direct deposit into multiple accounts. For example, you can deposit half your paycheck or federal benefits into your checking account and half into your savings.

Also, it can take a few weeks for your direct deposit to start—depending on when your employer sets it up. Until then, you'll continue to receive paper checks.

Find your account and routing numbers

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    Routing number

    Your transit routing number is the first set of numbers on the bottom left of your TD Bank check. You can also find this number on your statement, as well as in the Account Details section of Online Banking and the TD Bank app.
    Find your TD Bank routing number

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    Account number

    Your account number is located to the right of the routing number at the bottom of your TD Bank check. You can also find this number on your statement, as well as in the Account Details section of Online Banking and the TD Bank app.

Be in the know

Sign up for TD Alerts and get notified when you receive a direct deposit,3 including those that come early with TD Early Pay.1

More ways to manage your money

1For certain eligible direct deposits, we may make funds available for your use up to two business days before we receive the funds from your payor with our service, TD Early Pay. There is no enrollment necessary and no fee for this service. Not all direct deposits are eligible for TD Early Pay. Eligible direct deposits are limited to electronic direct deposits such as your payroll, pension, and government benefit payments. Other deposits or credits to your account, such as deposits of funds from person-to-person payments services (e.g., Zelle®), check or mobile deposits, and other online transfers are not eligible for TD Early Pay. The Bank does not guarantee that any direct deposits will be made available before the date scheduled by the payor, and early availability of funds may vary between direct deposits from the same payor.

When funds are made available early, they will be reflected in your account’s available balance. Whether we make funds available early depends on (1) when we receive the payor’s payment instructions, (2) any limitations we set on the amount and frequency of early availability, and (3) standard fraud prevention screening.

If a direct deposit is not made available early, it will be made available in accordance with our Availability of Funds Policy described in the Personal Deposit Account Agreement (PDAA). Except as expressly set forth in the PDAA, funds made available early are subject to the same terms and conditions as other deposits to your account. If we’ve made funds available early and the payor reverses or requests a return of the deposit, or the funds are otherwise uncollected by the Bank, you understand and agree that we may debit your account in accordance with our normal process found in subpart e) Direct Deposits, found in the PDAA, up to the amount of the deposit that was previously made available – even if you have already  withdrawn the funds or it creates an overdraft on your account, without prior notice from us and at any time. In this instance, you are responsible for any fees assessed – including those charged by merchants or third parties – as a result of the overdraft. TD Early Pay is offered at the discretion of the Bank, and we reserve the right to cancel the service at any time and without notice to you.

2Funds from your direct deposit are made immediately available for you to use. Your direct deposit posts to your account on the business day it is scheduled to be credited by the bank. A business day is every day, except Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. Should your direct deposit be scheduled for a non-business day, your deposit will be made on the first business day after that date.

3TD receives the information for your direct deposit at various times throughout the day. Based on the time we receive it and circumstances beyond our control, we may not be able to alert you.

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