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There are a variety of issues that could be the cause for why you haven't received a debit card. Below are some of the top reasons why you may not have received a debit card:
Denied Claimants = No new debit card
Claimants waiting for a wage investigation to be eligible = No new debit card
Claimants with out of state wages = No debit card until wages are received and an eligible financial determination is issued
Claimants with base year earnings over $100,000 = No debit card until wages are processed and an eligible financial determination is issued
Claimants with unverified identities = need to wait for verification before a financial determination is issued for a debit card to be issued
Claimants with a matching home and business address = need to wait for manual processing by staff for a debit card to be issued
Claimants with completely out-of-state wages in the base year = need to wait for manual processing by staff for a debit card to be issued
Claimants who have had direct deposit payments within the last 12 months = No debit card
A debit card will be mailed to you after you have been determined financially eligible for benefits.
Debit cards are valid for three years. If you already have a debit card from a previous claim, you will not receive a new debit card. You will continue to use the original debit card.
If you have direct deposit, but prefer to receive your UC payments via debit card, you can submit a form to stop direct deposit by clicking the link Direct Deposit of UC Benefits. A debit card will not be issued until this request has been processed, which generally takes two days from receipt by the PA Treasury. Also, confirm your mailing address via accessing your dashboard at
Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation (UC) Benefits System (pa.gov), so that your debit card is mailed to the correct location.
If you previously had a debit card and it expired, is lost, or think it may have been stolen, contact Money Network at (888) 292 0059. See guidance on how to request a new card if you do not have your card number in the "What do I do if my card is lost or stolen?" FAQ.
Benefit payments are similar to a paycheck. You will open your new claim and then one week later will file your first weekly claim to say you were unemployed, just as you would submit a time sheet to be paid for how much you worked. A few days later, you will receive payment on your debit card if there were no issues with your claim.
For your first weekly filing and claim it can take four to six weeks to receive payment on your debit card if there are any eligibility issues we are investigating. After the first payment, moving forward, you'll receive payment within two to three days after filing your weekly claim.
Review your method of payment for any unauthorized changes. If your payment method was changed to an account you do not recognize you must contact PA Treasury at 877-869-1956 to have your method of payment changed back immediately. NOTE: This change will not necessarily be reflected on your personal profile. You must then contact the UC service center at 888-313-7284 to open a ticket. A UC staff member will contact you to review your claim for any additional unauthorized changes, complete a fraud report, and direct you to verify your identity with ID.me or use your ID.me login information if you’ve already verified with ID.me. Your information will then be sent to our Internal Audits Division who will work with our Treasury department to re-issue any benefit payments you are missing.
For the Money Network debit card, call (888) 292 0059. If you have questions or concerns about Money Network customer service, email
UCDtreasuryweb@patreasury.gov or call 877-869-1956.
For the U.S. Bank ReliaCard® debit card, call the U.S. Bank ReliaCard toll-free customer service number at 888-233-5916.
If you need to speak to a customer service representative, follow these steps.
Enter the 10-digit phone number associated with your account, if you DO have your card number enter your 16-digit card number.
If you DO NOT have your card number and PIN, wait until you hear the prompt that says, "select 0 to report your card lost or stolen."
You'll be transferred to a Customer Service Representative and can confirm your name, SSN, address, date of birth and phone number to confirm your identity so they can issue a card replacement.
To report a lost or stolen debit card and request a replacement card (one per year is available at no charge), call Money Network at (888) 292 0059.
For U.S. Bank ReliaCard call the toll-free customer service number at 888-233-5916. Or see the FAQ instructions at
How do I report my debit card as lost or stolen? (usbank.com).
If calling U.S. Bank ReliaCard, you will need to enter the 10-digit phone number associated with your account, if you DO have your card number enter your 16-digit card number. If you DO NOT have your card number and PIN, wait until you hear the prompt that says, "select 0 to report your card lost or stolen." Then you'll be transferred to a Customer Service Representative and can confirm your name, SSN, address, date of birth and phone number to confirm your identity so they can issue a card replacement.
For basic information regarding the debit card, please see our
UC Debit Card page.
If you received your Money Network debit card, access your account and information by visiting https://mbd.everywherepaycard.com/.
For the U.S. Bank ReliaCard® debit card, you can access your debit card account and information by visiting www.usbankreliacard.com.
You can use your debit card to purchase merchandise, at no fee, at any location accepting the debit card, including purchases made online and by phone. The card can also be used to get cash back when making a purchase, where available.
There are several ways to use the debit card without incurring any fees. Cash withdrawals using the debit card are always available at no charge from teller windows inside any bank displaying the Visa® symbol. With the debit card, you have unlimited no charge withdrawals at any in-network ATM.
Balance, transaction history, and account information is available at no charge by logging into the debit card company's cardholder website or their mobile app, that can be downloaded using instructions on that website. Deposit notification by phone, text or email is also available at no charge from U.S. Bank. Your wireless carrier may charge fees for phone services.
Pre-acquisition disclosure of the fees of the debit card are available from the debit card company at the Pennsylvania Treasury Department.
First, you must notify UC by visiting Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation (UC) Benefits System, to update your information or by calling the UC Toll-Free line at 888-313-7284, then ask the service center representative to have PA Treasury contact Money Network to issue a debit card to you.
For the Reliacard, call the U.S. Bank toll-free customer service number at 888-233-5916 or 888-233-5916 TTY to request a replacement card.
You should check your information with UC by accessing your dashboard at Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation (UC) Benefits System, to update your information or by calling the UC Toll-Free line at 888-313-7284
Should you want a card that reflects your correct name, wait until the next business day, and then call debit card customer service at 888-233-5916 to request a replacement card.
You should retain your debit card until the expiration date shown on the front of the card, even if you stop claiming UC benefits, as it is valid for up to three years.
No. If you already have a debit card from a previous claim, or reopen an existing claim, you will not receive a new debit card. You will continue to use the original debit card until the expiration date shown on the front of the card.
If it is your first time ever filing an unemployment claim, a debit card will be mailed to you after you have been determined financially eligible for benefits.
If your card has expired or your card has been lost, you will need to request a replacement card. To request a replacement card, contact Money Network at (888) 292-0059 or call U.S. Bank at (888) 233-5916. One card per year is available at no charge. See guidance on how to request a new card if you do not have your card number in the "What do I do if my card is lost or stolen?" FAQ.
Yes. Your payments will continue to go on your debit card unless you have signed up for direct deposit within the last two years.
If you cannot locate your debit card or if you have not used it in three years or longer call the debit card company to request a replacement. Always verify your mailing address when you request a replacement card.
In addition, you should confirm your address with UC by logging into your dashboard at Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation (UC) Benefits System, or by calling the UC Toll-free line at 888-313-7284.
No. For privacy reasons, only you have access to that information.
No. Your card is a prepaid Visa® debit card, not a credit card. You will only be able to spend the amount that is stored on the card. You will not be able to purchase anything with your card that you do not currently have the funds in your account to cover.
No. The card does not help establish credit history since no credit check is required to receive the card, and it is not tied to a bank account or a credit line.
If you receive such a request, do not respond; delete the email or phone text message, or hang up the phone.
In addition, call the debit card customer service toll-free number to report the incident.
If a customer service supervisor returns a call to you, the supervisor will verify your name, date of birth and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, and in some cases, the last 4 digits of your debit card number.
The debit card company nor UC will never ask you for your full Social Security number, full debit card number, or your PIN through unsolicited email, text message, or phone call.