Unemployment Debit Cards
Last updated on 3/5/21
When you receive unemployment benefits, your monthly benefit payments may be paid via a debit card. This debit card will be be provided to you by your state unemployment office. It will be mailed to you once your claim for Unemployment Insurance is approved.
Each state has its own Unemployment Debit Card, which is usually issued by a bank under agreement with the State’s Unemployment Agency.
We have listed below the Unemployment Debit Card for each state for your convenience.
For each card, we have provided the account login and customer service information.
In addition, we have answered the most commonly asked questions about Unemployment Debit Cards below.
Unemployment Debit Cards by State
|State||Debit Card Name||Debit Card Login||Card Customer Service|
|Alabama||AL Vantage Prepaid Benefits Card (Alabama Way2Go Debit Card)||GoProgram||1-833-888-2779|
|Alaska||Alaska Unemployment Debit Card (KeyBank Debit Card)||Key2Benefits.com||1-(866) 295-2955|
|Arizona||AZ DES Electronic Payment Card (Bank of America UI Debit Card)||Card Login||1 (855) 847-2030|
|Arkansas||Arkansas UI Debit Card||ReliaCard||1-855-254-9208|
|California||California EDD Debit Card (EDD Bank of America Debit Card)||Card Login||1-866-692-9374|
|Colorado||Colorado Unemployment Debit Card (Colorado US Bank ReliaCard)||Card Login||1-855-279-1678|
|Connecticut||CT KeyBank MasterCard Debit Card||Key2Benefits.com||1-866-295-2955|
|Delaware||Delaware Unemployment Debit Card (Delaware US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-866-567-5890|
|District of Columbia||Washington DC Unemployment Debit Card (Washington DC US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-855-282-6161|
|Florida||Florida Way2Go Debit Card||GoProgram||1-833-888-2780|
|Georgia||UI Way2Go Debit Card||GoProgram||1-888-929-2460|
|Hawaii||Direct Deposit Only|
|Idaho||Idaho Unemployment Debit Card (Idaho US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-855-203-3818|
|Illinois||Illinois Unemployment Debit Card (KeyBank Debit Card)||Key2Benefits.com||1-866-295-2955|
|Indiana||DWD Key2Benefits prepaid Mastercard||Key2Benefits.com||1-833-459-3452|
|Iowa||Iowa IWD Debit Card (Bank of America Unemployment Card)||Card Login||1-855-477-1137|
|Kansas||Kansas Unemployment Benefit Card (Bank of America Unemployment Card)||Card Login||1-844-484-0046|
|Kentucky||Kansas Unemployment Insurance Card (Bank of America Unemployment Card)||Card Login||1-833-215-1620|
|Louisiana||Louisiana Unemployment Debit Card (Louisiana US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-855-282-6161|
|Maine||Maine Automated Payment Card (MAP) (Maine US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-855-282-2030|
|Maryland||Maryland UI Benefit Card (Maryland Bank of America Unemployment Card)||Card Login||1-855-847-2029|
|Massachusetts||Massachusetts DUA Debit MasterCard (Massachusetts BofA Unemployment Card)||Card Login||1 (855) 898-7292|
|Michigan||Michigan UIA Debit Card||Card Login||1.866.436.1964|
|Minnesota||Minnesota Unemployment Debit Card (Minnesota U.S. Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-855-233-8379|
|Mississippi||Mississippi Prepaid Card (Mississippi EPPICard)||EPPICard.com||1-866-461-4095|
|Missouri||Missouri Access MasterCard Debit Card||Card Login||1-888-775-3445|
|Montana||Direct Deposit Only|
|Nebraska||Nebraska Unemployment Debit Card (Nebraska US Bank ReliaCard)||Card Login|
|Nevada||Nevada Unemployment Insurance Debit Card (Nevada BofA Unemployment Card)||Card Login||1-888-339-8569|
|New Hampshire||Direct Deposit Only|
|New Jersey||New Jersey Bank of America Unemployment Debit card||Card Login||1-866-213-4074|
|New Mexico||New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Visa Debit Card (New Mexico EPPICard)||EPPICard.com||1-866-898-2213|
|New York||New York Unemployment Debit Card (New York Key2Benefits)||Card Login||1-866) 295-2955|
|North Carolina||North Carolina DES Debit Card (North Carolina BofA Unemployment Card)||Card Login||1-(855) 847-2026|
|North Dakota||UI Way2Go Debit Card (North Dakota Way2Go Debit Card)||GoProgram||1-844-893-3119|
|Ohio||Ohio Unemployment Debit Card (Ohio US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-866-276-5114|
|Oklahoma||UI Way2Go Debit Card (Oklahoma Way2Go Debit Card)||GoProgram||1-866-320-8699|
|Oregon||Oregon Unemployment Debit Card (Oregon US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-855-279-1270|
|Pennsylvania||Pennsylvanian Unemployment Debit Card (Pennsylvania US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-888-233-5916|
|Rhode Island||Rhode Island EPC Unemployment Card (KeyBank Debit Card)||Key2Benefits.com||1-866-295-2955|
|South Carolina||South Carolina DEW Unemployment Prepaid Debit Card||Card Login||1-866-213-4074|
|South Dakota||South Dakota Way2Go Card Prepaid Debit Card||GoProgram||1-844.893.3123|
|Tennessee||Tennessee Way2Go Card Prepaid Debit Card||GoProgram||1-855-462-5887|
|Texas||Texas Unemployment Debit Card (Texas US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-800-657-6343|
|Utah||Utah Unemployment Debit Card (Utah US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-855- 279-1274|
|Vermont||Direct Deposit Only|
|Virginia||Virginia Way2Go Card Prepaid Mastercard||GoProgram||1-800-961-8423|
|Washington||Washington Benefits debit card (Washington Key2Benefits)||Key2Benefits.com||1-866-295-2955|
|West Virginia||West Virginia Unemployment debit card (West Virginia Key2Benefits)||Key2Benefits.com||1-866-295-2955|
|Wisconsin||Wisconsin UI Visa Pre-Paid Debit Card (Wisconsin US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-(855) 279-1271|
|Wyoming||Wyoming Unemployment Debit Card (Wyoming US Bank ReliaCard)||ReliaCard||1-(855) 233-8371|
Unemployment Debit Cards FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Unemployment Debit Cards.
Receiving and activating your card
When will I receive my debit card?
If you are eligible for unemployment benefits, you should receive your debit card by mail within 7-10 business days after your claim is approved.
The card is issued directly from the Bank that is contracted with your state’s Unemployment Benefits agency.
See the debit card list above for the specific bank for your state.
Will the post office forward my debit card if I move and leave a forwarding address?
No. The card will be returned to the issuing bank.
If you have moved and changed have a new address, you must first contact your state’s unemployment agency to change your address on file.
You may also need to contact the bank responsible for issuing your state’s debit card to change your address with them so that they can mail a new card to your new address.
How long does my Unemployment debit card remain valid?
This varies by state, but generally, they remain valid for three years (36 months).
You should plan to keep your card until the expiration date of the card has passed – don’t throw it away!
That’s because if you apply for unemployment benefits in the future and you still have an unexpired card on record, your benefits will be paid on your existing card.
Using your Unemployment debit card
Where can I use the card to make purchases?
You can use the debit card to make purchases anywhere the card issuer debit cards are accepted.
For example, if you have a Visa debit card, your card will be accepted anywhere debit Visa cards are accepted.
In addition, you can also use your card for online, phone, and mail order purchases.
Can I transfer funds from my debit card to a personal checking or savings account?
Yes. You can transfer some or all of your balance to a personal checking or savings account by logging into your debit card account online.
Follow the instructions specific to your state’s debit card issuing bank.
Once your transfer is made, it can take up to 2 business days for the funds to actually be credited to your checking or savings account, and the transfer cannot be canceled once entered.
Can I add money to my unemployment debit card?
No, your unemployment debit card can only be used to receive unemployment benefits.
You cannot add cash to the card transfer money from another bank account to your Unemployment debit card.
Replacing debit cards
What should I do if my card is lost, damaged, or stolen?
Contact customer service immediately.
For the customer service phone number for your unemployment debit card, see the state list above.
Can I go into a branch of the issuing bank and get a temporary debit card?
No, you will not be able to get a temporary debit card from a bank branch.
You will have to call customer service to order a replacement card.
For an extra fee, you may be able to have your replacement card sent via expedited shipping.
Unemployment Debit Cards Benefits Summary
We hope this post on Unemployment Debit Cards was helpful.
If you have further questions about Unemployment Benefits or your state’s unemployment debit card in particular please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles on Unemployment Benefits, including Monthly Unemployment Rates for all 50 States, Whether Unemployment Benefits are Taxable and List of States Extending Unemployment Benefits.