Debit Card


Debit Card


New: Changes to Your Debit Card

We have changed the bank we use to issue your debit cards. As of February 15, 2024, benefits are no longer issued to a Bank of America debit card. Instead, they are now issued to a new Money Network prepaid debit card

For more information, watch The EDD is Transitioning to New Debit Cards (YouTube).

Important: If you still have a Bank of America debit card with EDD benefits, you’ll need to contact Bank of America at 1-866-692-9374 to request a check for the remaining funds on that card.

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Money Network Prepaid Debit Card

Use your debit card to pay bills, buy groceries, and everything in between. We issue your benefit payments on a debit card that’s fast and convenient. Plus, there’s no credit check and we don’t monitor your transactions.

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No personal bank account required.

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Withdraw cash at ATMs, banks, and stores with cash-back options.

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Transfer funds to the bank of your choice at no additional cost.

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Receive fraud protection from a Zero Liability Policy.


Activate and Use Your Card

Call 1-800-684-7051 or download the Money Network App to activate your debit card, set your PIN, and check your balance.

Once your card is activated, you can use it like you would a personal debit card. Buy groceries, pay bills, get cash back, and more.

Log in to your Money Network account or download the Money Network App to check your balance, lock your card, and more.

Transfer money from your Money Network prepaid debit card to a personal bank account. Transfers take two to three business days.


How to Get Payments by Debit Card

  1. Log in to your myEDD account and select UI Online.
  2. Select the Register or Manage button.
  3. Select Profile.
  4. Locate Benefit Payment Option, then select Update Your Payment Option.
  5. Select Debit Card, then Save.

Note: Benefit payment options can be updated in UI Online any day between 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  1. Log in to your myEDD account and select SDI Online.
  2. Select Profile.
  3. Locate Benefit Payment Option, then select Edit Payment Option.
  4. Select Debit Card, then Save.

Note: Benefit payment options can be updated in SDI Online any day between 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.


When to Expect Payments

The first payment arrives 7-10 days after becoming eligible. Customers that already have a debit card receive payments within 2 days after certifying and continuing eligibility.

Note: Holidays and weekends will delay your payment until the next business day.

Holiday Day You Certify First-time payment Ongoing Payments
Independence Day
Thursday, July 4, 2024
June 30, 2024
By Monday,
July 15, 2024
By Monday,
July 1, 2024
Labor Day
Monday, September 2, 2024
September 1, 2024
By Monday,
September 16, 2024
By Tuesday,
September 3, 2024
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28, 2024
November 24, 2024
By Monday,
December 9, 2024
November 25, 2024

If your myEDD account shows that a payment was processed but it is not on your debit card, contact Money Network at 1-800-684-7051.


Report a Lost or Stolen Card

If you lose your card, lock it while you look for it. To lock your card, log in online or download the Money Network Mobile App. If your card is permanently lost or stolen, call  1-800-684-7051 (TTY: 1-800-684-7053). For more information, visit Lost or Stolen Cards.


Customer Service Help

For more help, you can speak with a Money Network Customer Service representative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling one of the following phone numbers:

  • Within the United States: 1-800-684-7051
  • Outside of the United States: 1-531-262-5282
  • TTY: 1-800-684-7053

Important: Money Network representatives cannot answer questions about your claim or our programs.


Disclosures and Fees

You will receive important information with your card. Be sure to read all information including fees for the debit card. For digital wallets, view your Cardholder Agreement (PDF).


Still have questions? We've got you. Check out our Benefit Payment Options FAQs.