How to set up Direct Deposit on a Wired Plastic Prepaid Debit Card

If you are still receiving a paper check from your employer or a government agency, you may not be aware that you can use direct deposit to load money onto your Wired Plastic Prepaid Debit Visa Card. There are advantages to direct deposit, such as:
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• Convenience. Since your earnings are automatically posted to your debit card, you have access to them regardless of where you might happen to be on payday.
• Savings. Adding funds by direct deposit is free with Wired Plastic. With check cashing fees that can run three percent or more, your annual savings can be significant.
• Safety. You don’t need to worry about your cash being lost or stolen, or checks being delivered to the wrong mailbox or taken from yours.
• Time. You don’t have to make a special trip and then stand in line to cash your check.

Arranging direct deposit to a Wired Plastic Prepaid Visa Card is quick and easy.

How to Load Government Benefit Payments on your Wired Plastic Card using Direct Deposit

If you receive payments from Social Security, the VA, or another agency, here are the steps to arrange direct deposit.

  1. Locate the following information about your benefits:
    • The last check number you received or a claim number;
    • Your Social Security Number (“SSN”);
    • Your name and address exactly as the agency has it;
    • The amount of your last check.
  2. You will need deposit information provided by Wired Plastic when you received your card. If you do not have this available:
    • Go to www.wiredplastic.com and log in to your account.
    • Follow the links to the direct deposit form and print it out.
    • Call the agency issuing your payment to arrange direct deposit or go to www.godirect.gov to enter your direct deposit enrollment information.
  3. It usually takes at least one payment cycle to establish direct deposit.

How to Load Payroll Checks on your Wired Plastic Card using Direct Deposit

If your employer offers the direct deposit option, you can have your checks loaded to your Wired Plastic card by following these simple steps.

  1. Go to www.wiredplastic.com and log in to your account.
  2. Follow the links to direct deposit.
  3. Print the form, fill it out, and turn it in to your company’s payroll department.
  4. Your direct deposit may not be set up for the first pay cycle or two.

How to Load Tax Refunds on your Wired Plastic Card using Direct Deposit

Prepaid cards can be used for tax refunds. The Wired Benefit card is no exception. Here’s how to set it up so you receive your tax refund via your prepaid card.

  1. Go to www.wiredplastic.com and log in to your account.
  2. Follow the links to direct deposit.
  3. Print the form and take it to your tax preparer or use the information to provide direct deposit instructions when you e-file or on your paper form.
  4. The IRS usually makes deposits every Friday. With direct deposit, you can reduce the time to as little as 8 – 15 days from the time the IRS receives your return.
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