To start direct deposit or to change your account,
access your UC dashboard and update your payment method.
From the date your direct deposit application is received, it takes about one week for direct deposit to be established so long as the information on the form is correct.
Once direct deposit is established payments processed by the UC Service Center will post to your bank account within one or two business days. Your claim must be financially eligible, and you must file timely before any payments are processed.
If you have payment method questions, please call the Pennsylvania Treasury Department's Bureau of Unemployment Compensation Disbursements at 877-869-1956 (toll free).
In most cases, a debit card will be mailed to you after you have been determined financially eligible for benefits, just in case there are any issues with the direct deposit. However, it depends on when the direct deposit becomes active, so you may or may not receive a card. If you do receive one, do not discard it. Keep it in a safe place in case you ever need it to access benefit payments.
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 create a new Keystone ID account which will require 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.
If you are eligible for benefits for the week(s) that you claimed, the funds will generally be transferred on the payment issued date. The payment will generally be available at your financial institution the following day. Payments will not be transmitted on state, federal or banking holidays, or weekends. You will not receive a notice from the department when payments are deposited into your account.
To stop direct deposit or to change your account, complete an online request by going to benefits.uc.pa.gov.