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Payment Options

How will I receive my benefits?

You will receive your UC benefits via debit card or direct deposit. In very rare instances, at the department's discretion, you may receive a paper check.

However, you are encouraged to set up direct deposit via your UC Dashboard or by returning the form enclosed in your Claims Confirmation Letter mailing, in order to have your benefits sent to your bank account. When setting up direct deposit, you will need your account and routing information, including your bank's address and phone number.

It could take up to approximately two to three weeks for your direct deposit to begin. In the meantime, you will be issued a UC debit card through which you can access your benefits. You will not receive paper checks.

Direct Deposit

UC Debit Card

Benefit Payment Information

For detailed information on the Debit Card or Direct Deposit programs, please see our Debit Card FAQs or our Direct Deposit FAQs.

The information provided on this site does not constitute a determination of eligibility to receive unemployment compensation.