ACH Authorization

ACH is short for Automated Clearing House, and allows you to setup automatic payments or deposits between various financial institutions.

Simplify Moving Money

When you sign up for an ACH payment, you'll benefit from several time- and money-saving features. No need to fill out a check and drop it off at the post office to mail in your payment. You'll have peace of mind knowing your ACH payments are scheduled and taken care of ahead of time.

There's no fee to sign up for ACH payments and the service is free.

ACH Authorization Form

On your "ACH Authorization Form", under the heading, "Other Financial Institution Account" you will need to find: financial institution name, routing number, and account number.

The easiest way to find this information is to open your check book and look at the bottom of your check (see image below for further detail). You can always call your Financial Institution and ask them for the required information too.


More help for Government Direct or Automatic Deposits

Department of Veterans Affairs

(877) 838-2778

(800) 827-1000

(800) 829-4833 TDD

Social Security Administration

(800) 772-1213

(800) 325-0778 TTY

Railroad Retirement Board (Automated System)

(800) 808-0772

(312) 751-4701 TTY

Office of Personnel Management

(888) 767-6738

(800) 878-5707 TDD