Signing Up for Vendor Direct Deposit

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To sign up for Vendor Direct Deposit, you must first click here to download the ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form (3881). This is an archival or historical document and may not reflect current policies or procedures.

Complete the form according to the instructions and fax or mail to SSA.  It will take approximately 10 days to process the form once it is received.  If the ACH information is being processed at the time payment is due, the vendor will receive a check.  All future payments will be made electronically.

If you have already filled out an enrollment form and are currently receiving direct deposits you do not have to complete another form.  If any changes occur (e.g. bank mergers, change of banks, change of bank accounts, etc.) you must update your financial information and complete a new 3881 to ensure your payment is not delayed.

If you are currently enrolled in the System for Award Management (SAM) you do not need to complete the 3881.

Payment information may be obtained from your financial institution or you can sign up for the Department of Treasury's Internet Payment Platform (IPP) at

Do not send the vendor enrollment form over the Internet. Please fax the form to us at (410) 965-9248 or mail it to:

Social Security Administration
Division of Administrative Payment Services
PO Box 47
Baltimore, MD 21235-0047