Payment Method Options for Unemployment Benefits

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You have the option of receiving your unemployment benefits by:

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For initial claims, if you do not complete your direct deposit enrollment by the time the first payment is issued on the claim, you will automatically be enrolled for a Visa Pre-Paid Debit Card (U.S. Bank ReliaCard)


Electronic payment options for unemployment benefits are:

It is your responsibility to monitor the balance in your account to avoid overdrafts.

Due to the waiting week funds will not be available until the second week of your claim.

More Information

See the Direct Deposit or Visa Pre-Paid Debit Card Frequently Asked Questions.

1Visa’s Zero Liability Policy protects you against unauthorized transactions processed by Visa. You must notify U.S. Bank immediately of any unauthorized use. Other conditions may apply. See your Cardholder Agreement for details.

2Some fees may apply. Login to your account online at or contact Cardholder Services at 855-279-1271 for a full list of fees.

The ReliaCard is issued by U.S. Bank National Association pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc. © 2015 U.S. Bank Member FDIC.

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