DIRECT DEPOSIT OR DEBIT CARD? YOU
We encourage claimants to opt for either the direct deposit card or
debit card payment methods that are approved by the State of
Connecticut and the Labor Department. We are not associated or
affiliated with check cashing services.
Click here for more information.
Debit Card is one of two benefit payment methods available at DOL.
UI benefit payments are electronically loaded onto a Debit Card,
which is like an ATM card.
The Debit Card can be used to get cash from an ATM, bank,
credit union or to make purchases anywhere the Visa® logo is
Fees and surcharges may apply, but can be avoided by reviewing the
and following the tips on
to avoid Debit Card fees.
enroll online, use the Department of Labor’s secure website.
- To use any of
the menu options on our web‐based system you are now required to
create an account.
Once you have created an account and logged in you will need to
select/modify payment method and select the option for debit card.
Once you are approved for benefits, a Chase Visa® Debit Card
will be mailed to your most recent address on file.
Debit Cards are valid for three years from the time they are
more specific information regarding Debit Card, click on FAQ’s.
Please note: Call Center representatives cannot sign people up for
Debit Card – it must be done online, using the Department of Labor’s
If no electronic payment method is actively chosen, the system will
automatically default to Debit Card. You must create an account
before you can select the Debit Card as your payment option. Below
are instructions on how to create an account:
When creating your account, it is important that you remember
the answers to your security questions. You will not be able to
retrieve your User ID or password without them. The answers
must be entered exactly as they are created including any
punctuation, spacing or abbreviations you may use. Failure to
enter the answers exactly as they are created may result in the
inability to retrieve your User ID or password.
here to access the On-Line Claim System
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