How to set up Direct Deposit on an UPSide Prepaid Visa Card

Do you have an UPSide Prepaid Visa Card? Are you considering getting one? If you are still being paid with a paper check you might be interested to learn that you can use direct deposit to load your UPSide Prepaid Visa Card. Virtually all that is required is to complete one simple form, and you can enjoy a number of advantages.

• Greater Convenience. Earnings are posted automatically. Employees don’t have to track down the person with the checks, and retirees don’t have to be home to check the mail.
• Monetary Savings. Services can charge three percent or more to cash checks. Direct deposit is free.
• Greater Safety. Eliminates the need to carry cash and reduces fear of loss or theft.
• Time Savings. Eliminates special trips and long lines to convert paper checks to cash.

How to Use Direct Deposit with a Government Payment on an UPSide Visa

For those who receive Social Security, VA, or other checks from the government, these are the steps to set up direct deposit to your UPSide Visa Card.

  1. Find the data pertaining to the benefit:
    • Find the claim number or 12 digit check number for your most recent payment;
    • Enter your Social Security Number;
    • Enter your name and address exactly as shown on the check;
    • Enter the amount of the most current payment.
  2. Find the direct deposit account numbers mailed by UPSide with the personalized card. If not available, obtain the numbers online by following these steps.
    • Go to www.upsidecard.com and log in.
    • Click on the box labeled “Fund my UPSide card”.
    • Select the link “Information for my employer”.
  3. Print the form and then enroll in one of the following ways:
    • Call the agency issuing the payment.
    • Mail the form to the agency issuing the payment.
    • Enroll online at www.godirect.gov.
  4. Typically, it will take at least one pay period, and sometimes two, before direct deposit replaces paper checks and your funds are deposited into your UPSide Visa Card account.

How to Direct Deposit your Payroll Check on your UPSide Visa Card

  1. Verify that employer offers direct deposit option.
  2. Go to www.upsidecard.com and log in.
  3. Select “Fund my UPSide card” and then click on the link “Information for my employer”.
  4. Print the form and take it to employer’s payroll clerk or department.
  5. It is not uncommon for it to take 2 payroll cycles before direct deposit replaces paper checks.

How to use Direct Deposit with a Tax Refund Check to Your UPSide Visa

Your UPSide Visa card is a great way to receive your tax refund. Using a prepaid card as a tax refund card allows you to receive your tax refund more quickly and more securely than if you waited for the government to mail your check to you. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Go to www.upsidecard.com and log in.
  2. Select “Fund my UPSide card” and then “Information for my employer”.
  3. Print the form for a tax preparer or use the information to complete the direct deposit boxes on the return.
  4. Direct deposits from the IRS are often posted in less than 2 weeks from the IRS receipt of the return.

Using direct deposit with a prepaid UPSide Visa debit card is a great way to save money and time. Why not take advantage of these great benefits?

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