Federal Disbursement Services (FDS)
The Federal Disbursement Services (FDS) – formerly the National Payment Center of Excellence – located in Kansas City, Missouri, pays out money, helps collect money, handles foreign transactions, and supports Fiscal Service programs.
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% percent by electronic funds transfer and the rest by check.
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.
Handling foreign transactions
At the Federal Disbursement Services, we also process all payments in foreign currency for federal agencies. In fiscal year 2023, we processed more than $14 billion in foreign currency payments through the International Treasury Services system (ITS.gov).
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
- 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 in Kansas City
For questions about federal paymentsQuestions about payments
Federal Disbursement Services
P.O. Box 12599-0599
Kansas City, MO 64116-0599
Federal employees: For help with PAM, PIR, or SPS1-816-414-2340