Form SF-1199A, Direct Deposit Sign-up Form, is a legal document signed by any individual who wishes to get direct deposit payments from a government agency. Direct deposit means that your payments are electronically transferred to your account.
This is the document for you if you are a retiree who receives Social Security benefits, a veteran receiving a pension, or an active service member receiving a salary. The SF-1199A Form serves as a record for you, your financial institution, and the government, and confirms you have the right to keep receiving regular payments.
This form was released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The latest version of the form was issued in August 2012 with all previous editions obsolete.
Use Form SF-1199A if you need to identify your bank routing information to deposit federal paychecks directly into your account - this is the safest and most convenient way to receive salary and benefits that will also keep your banking information secure. A fillable version of Form SF-1199A is available for download below.