Can I add my own money to my government benefit card?
In most cases, you can’t add your own money to a government benefit card.
For example, you cannot add your own money to the federal Direct Express benefits card. Some state benefit cards also will not let you add your own money. These rules can vary from program to program and may change. You should check the cardholder agreement for your particular government benefit card.
You should usually be able to find a copy of the agreement on your card issuer’s website, and you can request a copy from your card issuer if it is not there.