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DIRECT DEPOSIT OR DEBIT CARD? YOU CHOOSE!
Debit Card

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 displayed.
  • Fees and surcharges may apply, but can be avoided by reviewing the fee schedule and following the tips on how to avoid Debit Card fees.
  • To 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 issued.  For 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 secure website.  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:

Note: 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.  Click here to access the On-Line Claim System

 

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