Complete Description:This website describes Direct Express, which is a process for receiving federal benefits through a special prepaid debit card. Getting in shape financially is vital to a person’s overall well-being. For senior citizens, people with disabilities and others who receive federal benefits including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by check. One alternative to receiving payments in the form of paper checks is receiving them through a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card. This Treasury-recommended prepaid debit card provides a safe, user-friendly alternative for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients.