How to Stop Direct Deposit for Social Security Disability

Gather the required information to stop direct deposit of your Social Security disability benefits. This information will include your Social Security number or benefit statement received from the Social Security Administration. If you enrolled in the direct deposit program through the Social Security Administration website, a log-in password was issued to you at the time of enrollment. This password will be required to login to the system online.

To stop direct deposit of benefits by telephone, call (800) 772-1213 as of December 2009. Follow the instructions provided by the automated system and enter the required information. Press "0" to speak to someone directly to cancel direct deposit services. Services cannot be changed or canceled using the automated system, and requires speaking to an operator during regular business hours.

To stop direct deposit using your computer, open a Web browser and navigate to the Social Security online services website. Read the acknowledgement page and click "I Agree" to proceed. Enter your Social Security number and log-in password, and click "Continue." Follow the onscreen instructions to cancel direct deposit services for your account. After completing your request, log out of your account.