The Bank of America EDD Debit Card is issued through the Employment Development Department for the state of California for those who receive unemployment insurance. If you are thinking about signing up for or have recently begun receiving unemployment checks in California, this guide will help you through getting the debit card working.
Sign Up for Employment Development Department of California Unemployment Benefits Online
For those of you who have gotten to a point where you feel the need to sign up for unemployment benefits via California’s employment development department, you should know that the service is set up to be a temporary fix to what might seem like an insurmountable problem. However, the EDD will offer you classes, guidance and job placement if you are proactive in your attempts to find a new job while receiving unemployment payments.
In any case, to sign up online for unemployment benefits, go to the Apply Online 4 UI website and begin filling out the unemployment insurance application. There are a considerable number of forms to complete when going through the application process, so make sure that you have the time set aside to complete them all before you begin. After finishing the application online, you may have to take some extra steps, and the EDD will inform you of them if and when required.
Activate a New Bank of America EDD Card
After you have qualified for unemployment insurance through the EDD, you will soon after receive a Bank of America EDD debit card that you will be sent your unemployment payments to directly. To activate the card, go to the activation page for it and go through the on-screen instructions to get it up and running.
While going through the activation phase, you are also going to set up your
online access for the card as well. After your EDD Debit Card has been activated, you may pull cash from any ATM using the PIN that you set up or you can make purchases with it wherever debit or Visa cards are accepted.
Check the Remaining Balance for an EDD Card
If you would like to check how much money you currently have on your Bank of America EDD Debit Card, you may do so by using these directions:
- Navigate to the web address of bankofamerica.com/EDDCard
- Type in your user name or the card number on the front of the EDD Debit Card
- Click the Sign In button
- Once successfully logged in, you will be able to view your balance on the screen