Direct Express To Cash App [How It Works]

If you are here to learn a little about facts associated with the Direct Express Social Security Debit Card and if it’s possible to transfer money to Cash App or wondering what number to call or what the details are all about and how to use this card to the best extent possible, then perfect! You have found the right article.

What I’m going to do in this article is give you all the Direct Express facts that you need to know about your card so that I can help you out with using your card and benefiting the most.

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My Direct Express Card And Cash App

You can add Direct Express prepaid card on Cash App and then use it for money transfer. Cash App accepts all VISA and Mastercard as well as American Express, Discover Card, and Amex.

Direct Express card lets you receive your government benefits safely and on time every month.

You can cash out at ATMs, pay online for purchases, and use it in-store and for additional billing as well.

Since Cash App has a routing number and an account number, you can use it with a Direct Express card for money transfers. 

You have to add the debit card as an option on Cash App and then money exchange is simply easy.

Adding Direct Express Card To Cash App

  •     Open Cash App on your phone. 
  •     Login using the correct credentials.
  •     Tap on My Cash option at the top of the home page.
  •     Then click on Cash and Bitcoins. (This would open a new page.)
  •     Here you need to locate and tap on Add Bank.
  •     Provide Direct Express card details such as card number.
  •     Confirm that you wish to link the card to Cash App. 
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Once you are done setting the app like this, a money transfer would be possible between Express card and Cash App.

3 Quick Ways To Transfer Money From Direct Express To Cash App Or Bank Account 

The Direct Express card is a safe way to receive federal government benefits.

You can transfer money from Direct Express to Cash App by

  • Opening Cash App > My Cash > Cash and Bitcoins > Add Bank > Direct Express card details > Confirm.
  • Or You can transfer money from a Direct Express card to a bank account by calling 1(888) 741-1115   (the number is on the back of your Direct Express Card)
  • Or using Direct Express card online account at   

You will see transfer funds or add an external account. Then add your Cash App Account number routing number  (These numbers can be found under Settings within the Cash App).

While the transfer time will depend on your Direct Express Card Account policies, you’ll usually see the money in your Cash Spending Account within a few business days. 


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Step By Step How To Transfer A Social Security Check To Your Cash Spending Account 

Gather your name, Social Security number, and new Cash Spending Account details.

You need all of this information to allow the Social Security office to make changes to your direct deposit.

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There is a Direct Deposit Sign-up form on the Social Security administration’s website at (Standard Form 1199A). 

Please print a copy of it. Fill out the Sign-Up form and either take it to your bank or your local Social Security office for them to process it or 

  1. Contact the Social Security office by dialing 1-800-772-1213
  2. Next, you need to provide the customer service representative with your name, Social Security number, and new Cash Spending Account details.
  3. Verify that the Social Security representative has your correct information.

Additional Ways To Transfer Money From Your Direct Express Card To Another Account

  1. Withdraw from an automated teller machine (ATM) and make a cash deposit at the local bank directly to an account.
  2. Buy a money order at a convenience store, supermarket, or post office for a nominal fee and deposit it to another account in case that bank doesn’t allow a cash deposit.

A Few Direct Express Rules To Keep In Mind

The Direct Express card supports transferring money to a personal United States bank account.

Transferring money from your Direct Express card overseas or to another card is not allowed.

You’ll need the account number you’d like to send money to and the bank’s routing number.

Fund transfers take about 2-3 business days to arrive.

A $1.50 fee will be deducted from your Direct Express card account for each transfer.

More Direct Express Fees At A glance To Consider When Using Your Card Regularly Are:

Monthly paper statement       $0.75

Transfer to US bank account   $1.50 per transfer

Direct Express cash access       $0.85

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Replacement of the debit card $4.00

Delivery of replacement card  $13.50

ATM withdrawal outside the US    $3 + 3% of the amount

Purchases outside the US          3%