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VA Now Offering Direct Express® card to Veterans Receiving Medical Benefits

October 20, 2015

VA is now offering the Direct Express® card to Veterans receiving medical benefits. Just like electronic fund transfers (EFT) directly to bank accounts, deposits to the Direct Express card are safer and faster than paper checks.

  • Anyone receiving VHA medical benefits can enroll
  • No bank account needed
  • Payments are automatically deposited to your Direct Express® card
  • Use your card anywhere debit MasterCard® is accepted
  • Recommended by the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Visit the Agent Cashier on the first floor to sign up. You will be asked to complete a short form authorizing direct deposit to your financial institution, or to your Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card.

For more information, please visit or contact the Agent Cashier at 713-794-7498.