Unemployment Debit Cards

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 Phone Number and Replacement"

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 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

"Unemployment Debit Cards Questions and Answers"

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.

Transferring funds

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 StatesWhether Unemployment Benefits are Taxable and List of States Extending Unemployment Benefits.