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Federal Disbursement Services

Federal Disbursement Services (FDS)

The Federal Disbursement Services (FDS) - formerly the National Payment Center of Excellence - pays out money, helps collect money, handles foreign transactions, and supports Fiscal Service programs.

Payment Services

The Federal Disbursement Services provides payment services for more than 300 federal agencies. Your federal income tax refunds; Social Security benefits; Supplemental Security income; Railroad Retirement Board benefits; veteran's pay, pension, and education benefits all come from the Federal Disbursement Services. Payments to federal workers, vendors, and grantees also come from the Federal Disbursement Services.

In fiscal year 2023, the Federal Disbursement Services issued more than 1.26 billion payments, (96.5% as electronic payments), totaling more than $5.39 trillion.

Collecting money

The Federal Disbursement Services also helps the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) collect delinquent debts that taxpayers owe to the federal government or to a state government.

The Federal Disbursement Services matches the eligible payments against the TOP database for offset.

Foreign Payment Support

The Federal Disbursement Services process all payments in foreign currency for federal agencies. In fiscal year 2023, FDS processed more than $23 billion in foreign currency payments through the International Treasury Services.

Supporting Fiscal Service programs

In addition to paying out and collecting money, we support the Bureau of the Fiscal Service and its customers by providing

  • Customer support for the Automated Standard Application for Payments System (ASAP)
  • Project management for the Payment Application Manager (PAM)
  • Customer support for the Secure Payment System (SPS)
  • Customer support for International Treasury Services
  • Training and education on financial management and accounting programs

We also

  • Develop and test financial management products and services
  • Serve as financial advisors to federal, state, and local governments; the financial community; and the Federal Reserve System to make sure that they are using programs from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service effectively and efficiently

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Contact the Federal Disbursement Services

For questions about federal payments

Questions about payments

Federal Disbursement Services
P.O. Box 12599-0599
Kansas City, MO 64116-0599

Federal employees: For help with PAM, PIR, or SPS


Last modified 07/03/24