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How can I add or change my SmartBenefits contribution amount?

The instructions on this page are for customers who have SmartBenefits assigned to CommuterDirect.com.

Please note that these steps must be completed before the 15th of the month prior to the effective SmartBenefits month. If you complete these steps after the 15th of the month prior, your SmartBenefits allocation change will not be effective until the following month's SmartBenefits. In addition, to claim your SmartBenefits for the missed month, please visit any Metro station and download the funds to your SmarTrip card. You can only use those funds on Metrorail, Metrobus or any other public transportation that allows you to physically touch your SmarTrip card to a faregate or farebox.

Steps for Creating a SmartBenefits Allocation:

  1. Log into your WMATA SmarTrip account at www.smartrip.com.
  2. Click on the SmarTrip card associated with your SmartBenefits
  3. Click on "Manage SmartBenefits" (right side)
  4. Scroll down to Upcoming Allocation
  5. Click on Add Transit Provider
  6. Click CommuterDirect from the drop-down menu
  7. Enter the dollar amount you wish to allocate
  8. Click Save

Steps for Changing Your SmartBenefits Allocation

  1. Log into your WMATA SmarTrip account at www.smartrip.com
  2. Click on the SmarTrip card associated with your SmartBenefits
  3. Click on Manage SmartBenefits (right side)
  4. Scroll down to Upcoming Allocation
  5. Click the Edit icon for any existing allocation to CommuterDirect.com
  6. Update the dollar amount you wish to allocate
  7. Click Save

If you need assistance in changing your SmartBenefits contribution amount, or have any other questions or concerns about the electronic SmartBenefits, please feel free to contact us at 703-228-7433 from 7:00am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday.

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