VA Form 24-0296 Direct Deposit Enrollment

What Is VA Form 24-0296?

VA Form 24-0296, Direct Deposit Enrollment is a document used to enroll in direct deposit or to make a change to an already existing direct deposit account. Direct deposit is a deposit of electronic funds by a payer directly into a payee's bank account. It is the fastest, safest, and most cost-efficient method for veterans to receive their payment. There are four main reasons to switch to electronic payments:

  • Immediate access to the funds. There is no need for a trip to a bank to deposit or cash the check, the veterans do not have to wait for the post service to deliver an envelope;
  • Financial crimes. The problem of stolen identities, stolen checks, or fraudulent claims is evident;
  • Cost savings. It is not very cost-efficient for the government to send out millions of benefit payment checks. When it comes to electronic payments, no money is wasted on paper, ink, and delivery;
  • Easier problem resolution. It is much harder to track down the problem with a paper check. Also, there is always a risk for a check to be lost in the mail or to be delayed.

The latest version of the form was released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in March 2018 with all previous editions obsolete. An up-to-date VA Form 24-0296 fillable version is available for download below and can be found through the VA website.

VA Form 24-0296a, International Direct Deposit Enrollment is a document used to enroll in direct deposit internationally. It is available to U.S. military retirees who live overseas in the eligible locations.

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OMB Approved No. 2900-0564
Respondent Burden: 15 Minutes
Expiration Date: 02/28/2019
VA DATE STAMP
(DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE)
DIRECT DEPOSIT ENROLLMENT
IMPORTANT: You can use this form to enroll in Direct Deposit or to make a change to an existing direct deposit account.
Please read the Privacy Act and Respondent Burden information shown below.
ATTENTION VA BENEFICIARY!
Privacy Act Notice: VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source
other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974 or Title 38, Code of
WE'VE MADE ENROLLING IN DIRECT DEPOSIT EASIER THAN EVER!
Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses as identified in the VA system of records,
CALL TOLL FREE - 1-800-827-1000
58VA21/22/28, Compensation, Pension, Education, Vocational Rehabilitation and
Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond
or TDD 1-800-829-4833 (Telephone Device for the Hearing Impaired)
is voluntary. The information solicited under authority of Title 31 Code of Federal
Regulations, Section 210.4 will be used to process the payment data from VA to your
Direct Deposit is the safest, fastest and most cost efficient method to receive your payment. In
account at the designated financial institution. Giving us your Social Security Number
addition, you no longer have to worry about your check being late, lost, or stolen. NOTE: The
(SSN) is mandatory. Applicants are required to provide their SSN under Title 38, U.S.C.
"Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996" which was signed into law on April 26, 1996 required
5101 (c) (1). VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide his or her
all Federal payments to be made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT or Direct Deposit) beginning
SSN unless the disclosure of the SSN is required by a Federal Statute of law in effect prior
January 1, 1999. Waivers will be available where the conversion from paper checks imposes a
to January 1, 1975, and still in effect. The requested information is considered relevant
hardship. Write to the address shown below for more information concerning a waiver. To have
and necessary to determine maximum benefits provided by law. The responses you submit
your VA compensation, pension, education, or spina bifida payment deposited into your account
are considered confidential (38 U.S.C. 5701).
right away with Direct Deposit just call VA's toll-free number above or complete this form and
mail to:
Respondent Burden: We need this information to ensure proper transmission of your
Department of Veterans Affairs
funds via electronic transfer to your financial institution (31 CFR 208.3 and 210.4). Title
125 S. Main Street Suite B
38, United States Code, allows us to ask for this information. We estimate that you will
Muskogee OK 74401-7004
need an average of 15 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and
complete this form. VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a
When you call, be sure to have a personal check or bank statement available as well as your VA Claim
valid OMB control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a collection of
Number or Social Security Number. The VA representative will ask for information from these
information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB control numbers can be located
documents to start your Direct Deposit. If you prefer to enroll by mail, just complete the information
on the OMB Internet Page at
below, and attach a voided personal check from your checking account or call your Financial Institution
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. If desired, you can call 1-800-827-1000 to get
and verify the information requested below for a savings account.
information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.
SECTION I: VETERAN'S IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
NOTE: You can either complete the form online or by hand. Please print the information requested in ink, neatly and legibly to help process the form.
(First, Middle Initial, Last)
1. VETERAN'S NAME
2. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
3. VA FILE NUMBER
4. DATE OF BIRTH (MM/DD/YYYY)
Month
Day
Year
SECTION II: BENEFICIARY'S IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
(First, Middle Initial, Last - If other than veteran)
5. BENEFICIARY'S NAME
6. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
7. VA FILE NUMBER
8. TYPE OF BENEFIT
9. ADDRESS OF PERSON RECEIVING PAYMENT (Check box if new
)
SECTION III: FINANCIAL INSTITUTION INFORMATION
PLEASE ATTACH A VOIDED PERSONAL CHECK AND SKIP TO SECTION III OR CALL YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FOR THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION:
10. ROUTING TRANSIT NUMBER
11. ACCOUNT NUMBER (Please check the appropriate box)
CHECKING
SAVINGS
12. NAME OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
13. ADDRESS OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
(Include Area Code)
14. TELEPHONE NUMBER OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
SECTION IV: PAYEE CERTIFICATION
I CERTIFY THAT I am entitled to the payment above, and that I have read and understand this form. In signing this form, I authorize my payment to be sent to the
financial institution named above, to be deposited to the designated account.
15. SIGNATURE OF PAYEE (Do NOT print - Sign in ink)
16. DATE SIGNED
17. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Include Area Code)
VA FORM
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 24-0296, MAY 2016,
24-0296
MAR 2018
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.
OMB Approved No. 2900-0564
Respondent Burden: 15 Minutes
Expiration Date: 02/28/2019
VA DATE STAMP
(DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE)
DIRECT DEPOSIT ENROLLMENT
IMPORTANT: You can use this form to enroll in Direct Deposit or to make a change to an existing direct deposit account.
Please read the Privacy Act and Respondent Burden information shown below.
ATTENTION VA BENEFICIARY!
Privacy Act Notice: VA will not disclose information collected on this form to any source
other than what has been authorized under the Privacy Act of 1974 or Title 38, Code of
WE'VE MADE ENROLLING IN DIRECT DEPOSIT EASIER THAN EVER!
Federal Regulations 1.576 for routine uses as identified in the VA system of records,
CALL TOLL FREE - 1-800-827-1000
58VA21/22/28, Compensation, Pension, Education, Vocational Rehabilitation and
Employment Records - VA, published in the Federal Register. Your obligation to respond
or TDD 1-800-829-4833 (Telephone Device for the Hearing Impaired)
is voluntary. The information solicited under authority of Title 31 Code of Federal
Regulations, Section 210.4 will be used to process the payment data from VA to your
Direct Deposit is the safest, fastest and most cost efficient method to receive your payment. In
account at the designated financial institution. Giving us your Social Security Number
addition, you no longer have to worry about your check being late, lost, or stolen. NOTE: The
(SSN) is mandatory. Applicants are required to provide their SSN under Title 38, U.S.C.
"Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996" which was signed into law on April 26, 1996 required
5101 (c) (1). VA will not deny an individual benefits for refusing to provide his or her
all Federal payments to be made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT or Direct Deposit) beginning
SSN unless the disclosure of the SSN is required by a Federal Statute of law in effect prior
January 1, 1999. Waivers will be available where the conversion from paper checks imposes a
to January 1, 1975, and still in effect. The requested information is considered relevant
hardship. Write to the address shown below for more information concerning a waiver. To have
and necessary to determine maximum benefits provided by law. The responses you submit
your VA compensation, pension, education, or spina bifida payment deposited into your account
are considered confidential (38 U.S.C. 5701).
right away with Direct Deposit just call VA's toll-free number above or complete this form and
mail to:
Respondent Burden: We need this information to ensure proper transmission of your
Department of Veterans Affairs
funds via electronic transfer to your financial institution (31 CFR 208.3 and 210.4). Title
125 S. Main Street Suite B
38, United States Code, allows us to ask for this information. We estimate that you will
Muskogee OK 74401-7004
need an average of 15 minutes to review the instructions, find the information, and
complete this form. VA cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless a
When you call, be sure to have a personal check or bank statement available as well as your VA Claim
valid OMB control number is displayed. You are not required to respond to a collection of
Number or Social Security Number. The VA representative will ask for information from these
information if this number is not displayed. Valid OMB control numbers can be located
documents to start your Direct Deposit. If you prefer to enroll by mail, just complete the information
on the OMB Internet Page at
below, and attach a voided personal check from your checking account or call your Financial Institution
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. If desired, you can call 1-800-827-1000 to get
and verify the information requested below for a savings account.
information on where to send comments or suggestions about this form.
SECTION I: VETERAN'S IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
NOTE: You can either complete the form online or by hand. Please print the information requested in ink, neatly and legibly to help process the form.
(First, Middle Initial, Last)
1. VETERAN'S NAME
2. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
3. VA FILE NUMBER
4. DATE OF BIRTH (MM/DD/YYYY)
Month
Day
Year
SECTION II: BENEFICIARY'S IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION
(First, Middle Initial, Last - If other than veteran)
5. BENEFICIARY'S NAME
6. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
7. VA FILE NUMBER
8. TYPE OF BENEFIT
9. ADDRESS OF PERSON RECEIVING PAYMENT (Check box if new
)
SECTION III: FINANCIAL INSTITUTION INFORMATION
PLEASE ATTACH A VOIDED PERSONAL CHECK AND SKIP TO SECTION III OR CALL YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FOR THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION:
10. ROUTING TRANSIT NUMBER
11. ACCOUNT NUMBER (Please check the appropriate box)
CHECKING
SAVINGS
12. NAME OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
13. ADDRESS OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
(Include Area Code)
14. TELEPHONE NUMBER OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
SECTION IV: PAYEE CERTIFICATION
I CERTIFY THAT I am entitled to the payment above, and that I have read and understand this form. In signing this form, I authorize my payment to be sent to the
financial institution named above, to be deposited to the designated account.
15. SIGNATURE OF PAYEE (Do NOT print - Sign in ink)
16. DATE SIGNED
17. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Include Area Code)
VA FORM
SUPERSEDES VA FORM 24-0296, MAY 2016,
24-0296
MAR 2018
WHICH WILL NOT BE USED.

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VA Form 24 0296 Instructions

VA 24 0296 Form consists of four sections:

  • Section I - Veteran's identification information: veteran's full name, social security number, VA file number, the date of birth;
  • Section II - Beneficiary's identification information: beneficiary's full name (if other than veteran), social security number, VA file number, the type of the benefit, the address of the person receiving payment;
  • Section III - Financial institution information: the routing transit number, the account number (checking or savings), the name of the financial institution, the telephone number of the financial institution;
  • Section IV - Payee certification: VA form 24 0296 requires the applicant to certify the entitlement to the payment, and the understanding of the form. Through this certification, the payment is authorized to be sent to the financial institution named in the third section to be deposited to the designated account. The payee signs the form, writes down the actual date and the telephone number.

How to File VA Form 24-0296?

When the VA 24-0296 form is filled out, it can be mailed to the following address: The Department of Veterans Affairs, 125 S. Main Street, Suite B, Muskogee OK 74401-7004

To prevent interruptions in payments and communications with the VA it is recommended to keep contact and direct deposit information up-to-date. It is important to inform the VA about any change, such as a change in marital status, family size, and everything else that may affect payment or rating. The direct deposit or contact information can be updated in two ways: by mail or by phone. It is possible to call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 (TTY - teletypewriter - 1-800-829-4833).