EDD BoA Card - Bank of America EDD Card (2023)

Last updated: February 22, 2022

When will I get my Bank of America prepaid debit card?

You will receive your EDD BoA Debit card within 10 business days of your first weeks’ PAID status on an unemployment benefits certified week. However, the average wait time is usually around a week.

If you selected you would prefer to receive paper checks, you will not be receiving a EDD prepaid debit card.

Please note, in some rare cases EDD or Bank of America will opt out of a card for a claimant for various security reasons and will automatically switch the claimant to paper checks which a claimant will also receive by mail within 10 business days. If you are unsure of your status and have not received your EDD Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card within 10 business days then you can call the EDD Bank of America Phone Customer Service Number 1-866-692-9374 or EDD Claims Line at 1-800-300-5616.

You also have the option of checking your status by going to your UI Online account and clicking “Payments”. If any of the payment statuses say “Outstanding” then you can expect to receive a check instead of a EDD BoA Prepaid Debit Card.

Where is my EDD debit card? Is there a way to track my Bank of America EDD debit card?

While claimants or representatives do not have access to the official delivery tracking number assigned to a EDD BoA Prepaid Debit card that has been ordered and sent out, there is a way to check if it's actually been issued out. The day after your EDD certified weeks show as “PAID” on the EDD UI Online website (first certification only) you can call 1-866-692-9374 and request what date the card was issued. This normally happens the same day of approval if early enough in the day. As long as the card is registered as “ordered” then you can expect to receive it within 7-10 business days.

How long will funds appear on my debit card after I certify?

Once the status of a certified week says PAID then you can expect funds to process onto your EDD Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card by the following morning. The average wait time for benefits to show up onto your debit card is 24-48 hours but can be longer over a weekend or holiday. It could also take longer if you certified for multiple weeks.

Do I call Bank of America or EDD about my card?

If the issue or concern that you are experiencing is directly related to your EDD Bank of America bank account, prepaid debit card, or transfers then you need to call Bank of America. EDD can only help you with your claim specifically. The following issues would be considered directly related to your debit card and EDD BoA bank account:

  • Your debit card has been frozen for any reason.

  • You’re trying to make a payment and are being declined.

  • Your card has been lost, damaged, or stolen.

  • You suspect fraud on your account or need to dispute a charge or multiple charges.

  • You have had a change in and need to update any personal information on file.

**Please note that sometimes Bank of America will require you update your address through your UI Online account. However, pending no flags on your account, most personal information can be updated over the phone.**

How do I register my Bank of America prepaid EDD debit card online?

Once you receive your EDD debit card from Bank of America you will register your card either via the website or by the phone number on the card received.

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Is there a way to set up direct deposit?

No, but you can set up an automatic transfer into your personal account. Additional instructions on how to set up transfer. When EDD deposits the money into the debit card, it will automatically be transferred to a bank account of your choice. It's just two steps:

1. Set up auto transfer
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Scroll down and go to Recurring Transfer and Transfer-To Accounts

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Recurring Transfer

For Amount: You can choose “Full Deposit” for the full amount to be transferred or you can specify.

For When: Change to "After Each Deposit”

This makes it so every time money is deposited into the account from EDD, it will initiate a transfer.

Transfer-To Accounts

Connect it to your bank of choice by adding the corresponding account and routing number.

2. Set up text alerts
  • Go to "My Settings" and click "Alerts"

  • Add your phone number or e-mail address -- whatever you prefer for notifications.

  • Check off "Value Load" - you'll get a notification for when money gets deposited

  • Check off "Funds Transfer Requested" - and you'll get a notification when money gets transferred

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That’s it!! Now you don’t have to constantly sign in and monitor your account for when EDD is extra slow in processing your funds.

Once you have completed this you are able to view your balance, transfer your funds to your bank. When you are at the home page you have the option to pick the following, action you can use:

How fast will I receive my payments after I certify?

After you receive your EDD pay card you funds will automatically load the day after you certify. EX: If you certify on Sunday and your weeks change to paid before midnight, your funds should be available on Monday. This only happens if your weeks change from pending to paid. All pending line items will not be paid onto your card until they show paid.

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What if I have an old Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card? Do I need a new one?

If you have previously received unemployment or disability benefits from the EDD on a prepaid card from the last 3 years and it has not expired, EDD will continue to send funds to that existing prepaid card account. If you are no longer in possession of that card, you will need to request a replacement card by accessing the Replace My Card feature on this website.

Can I get my debit card replaced if I lost it?

Yes! If you’ve lost or misplaced your card or feel that your information has been compromised or stolen, you can contact Bank of America at 1-866-692-9374 (TTY: 1-866-656-5913) to get it replaced at no cost.

**Please note that if you have any fraudulent charges you can ask to speak to the risk department to open a dispute over the charges and have the funds reimbursed back to you. **

If you’re only needing to replace a damaged card you can simply order a replacement card online at the Bank of America debit card website.

Once a card is expired and you’ve had activity on the card within the last 90 days or there’s a balance of $20 or more on the card then Bank of America will automatically send you a new debit card before the original card expires. If you did not have any activity on the card within the last 90 days, or if you have a balance of less than $20, contact Bank of America debit card customer service.

Logging into the EDD Bank of America Online Browser vs. EDD Bank of America App

It is important to note if you’re having trouble logging into your online account, it is possible you are using the wrong password. The password you have for your EDD Bank of America App is not the same password as the one you would have set up for the bankofamerica.com/eddcard website.

What if I have an emergency and need cash before my card arrives?

In a situation where you are waiting for your Bank of America EDD prepaid debit card to arrive but are needing emergency funds, you can contact Bank of America at 1-866-692-9374 to request an “emergency cash transfer”. From there, a representative will be able to guide you through the process of obtaining those funds.

Will Bank of America or EDD contact me to obtain personal information regarding my Bank of America EDD debit card account?

NO. If you receive any type of correspondence by phone, text, mail, email, etc. requesting information about your account or your prepaid debit card DO NOT RESPOND. Bank of America and EDD will never reach out to you requesting personal information from you. Help protect yourself against fraud by verifying any type of correspondence you receive by contacting EDD (1800 300- 5616) and BoA (1-866-692-9374) directly.

How do I update my address with Bank of America EDD?

In order to update your address to receive a new BoA EDD debit card or correspondence from Bank of America, you must go through EDD by either updating your information in your EDD UI Online account under “Profile” or by calling EDD at 1-800-300-5616 and having a representative update your information for you.

**Please note that if you are requesting a new card or certifying your first weeks and have never had an EDD BoA Debit card before, it will take about 48-72 hours for your new address update to reach Bank of America and therefore you should hold off on requesting a new card or certifying new weeks until you have confirmed the update with BoA. You can always call their customer service line 24/7 at 1-866-692-9374 to make sure your address has been updated.***

Are there any spending limits once I receive my Bank of America EDD prepaid debit card?

Depending on a claimant and their account history, some people may have certain spending limits on their card. For example, if a claimant has any type of security flag on their account, they may have a spending limit of $2000 a day. This would vary and be separate from the ATM withdrawal limit. If you notice that your card is being repeatedly frozen when you attempt to make a purchase or payment then you should call Bank of America Customer service line to find out what your personal spending limits are and if they can be removed or not. This is usually an issue for people who had several months of stuck benefits that were eventually released to them and they received a lump sum of money from EDD.

My card was declined after trying to make a purchase and when I called BoA EDD Customer Service Line it said my account was closed. What does that mean?

Usually, when an automated message says that the account is closed it means that the account was temporarily frozen because of a suspicious transaction or a customer exceeded their daily limit. You can ask to speak to a customer service representative to have the card reopened in order to continue using it. In some scenarios you may have to speak to the risk department in order to verify your identity and authenticate the account.

How does Bank of America EDD verify your identity?

There are 3 ways BoA can authenticate an account user/ verify your identity over the phone.

  1. If a client has set up their account, they will have set up a series of security questions i.e. “what is your favorite color?” that will always be asked any time an account is needing to be authenticated. This is the easiest and most efficient way to verify your identity.

  2. If an account has not been set up, then Bank of America will ask you a series of multiple choice questions based on public record. These questions tend to be extremely difficult and often confusing. You will always have an option to answer “D) none of the above.

  3. In some scenarios, Bank of America can verify you by texting a code to your phone that you will repeat back to them. You can always ask for the option if option 2 is unattainable. However, there is no guarantee your account will have this option.

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Additional information on the debit card can be found on the EDD website.

If you still have questions about your Bank of America EDD prepaid debit card or account or are having any issues in receiving many months of unemployment benefits owed to you, we can help. See if you qualify for our 30 minute phone consultation here and an Unemployment Guru will be in touch with you.


How do I get money off my EDD card without the card? ›

To request an emergency cash transfer, you must contact the Bank of America debit card customer service by calling: 1-866-692-9374 (voice) 1-866-656-5913 (TTY) Collect at 423-262-1650 (if outside the U.S.)

Is there a spending limit on EDD card? ›

You may withdraw up to $1,000 from any ATM each 24-hour period using the Card. For security reasons, there may be limits on the amount, number or type of transactions that you can make using your Card, and we may restrict access to your Card if we notice suspicious activity.

How do I unlock my EDD debit card? ›

Online - Visit the Bank of America debit card website and select Activate My Card. By phone - If you are calling from within the United States, call 1-866-692-9374 or 1-866-656-5913 (TTY). If you are calling from outside of the United States, call collect at 1-423-262-1650.

What is the max you can withdraw from Bank of America EDD ATM? ›

FAQs. The maximum ATM cash withdrawal amount is $1,000 or a maximum of 60 bills that can only be dispensed at one time. There may also be different limits based on account type and availability of funds. The maximum ATM cash limit when setting up a withdrawal in advance in the Mobile Banking app is $800.

What is EDD paying now 2022? ›

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

The 2022 taxable wage limit is $7,000 per employee. The UI maximum weekly benefit amount is $450. The UI tax rate for new employers is 3.4 percent (. 034) for a period of two to three years.

Can I transfer from EDD card to Cash App? ›

How do I link my unemployment prepaid debit card? Tap the Banking tab on the bottom left of your Cash App home screen, then press Add Cash. Follow the prompts to link your card.

Can I buy anything with my EDD card? ›

Use it everywhere VISA is accepted (in stores, online, and by phone). Withdraw cash at ATMs, banks, and stores with cash back options. Transfer funds to the financial institution of your choice at no additional cost. Be notified when a deposit is made to your card or when you have a low balance.

How do I know if my card has a spending limit? ›

A few banks publish this information on their websites or print the information on the paperwork that comes with your card. If not, you'll need to call up your bank or credit union or ask a teller the next time you're in. Be sure to determine both your ATM cash withdrawal daily limit and your debit card spending limit.

How many times can I transfer money from my EDD card? ›

Unlimited teller cash access at any bank or credit union that accepts Visa cards. Unlimited direct deposit transfers to a checking or savings account.

Why did Bank of America lock my EDD card? ›

Reasons for Bank of America to freeze or suspend an account include suspected fraudulent, unauthorized or unlawful activities, or a suspect transaction. EDD said you should call Bank of America at the number on the back of your card (1-866-692-9374) to resolve the situation.

How long is my EDD account locked for? ›

You will be locked out of Benefit Programs Online if you exceed the maximum number of login attempts. If you are locked out, you must wait at least one hour before you try again. Important: If you still need assistance, contact the EDD to speak to a representative.

Why is my EDD bank account locked? ›

If your account is frozen and you can't use your EDD Debit Card or access funds, it means that EDD will need to verify your identity to continue paying you unemployment benefits. If so, you should receive from EDD an email, text message, or mailed notice requesting identity verification documents.

Can I withdraw $5000 from bank? ›

How Much Cash Can You Withdraw From a Bank in One Day? The amount of cash you can withdraw from a bank in a single day will depend on the bank's cash withdrawal policy. Your bank may allow you to withdraw $5,000, $10,000 or even $20,000 in cash per day.

Can I withdraw $10000 from Bank of America? ›

If you have never changed the limit, it will still be set to the default amount for your account type. For a Bank of America checking account, the default ATM withdrawal limit is $ 1,000 per day. Other account types have different limits.

Can I withdraw 3000 from ATM? ›

Most banks and credit unions will let you take out between $300 to $3,000 daily at an ATM. However, there might be additional limits depending on where you bank. Banks like US Bank and Wells Fargo have different ATM withdrawal limits depending on your account.

Is Edd still giving extra money? ›

We automatically added the federal unemployment compensation to each week of benefits that you were eligible to receive. Any unemployment benefits through the end of the program are still eligible for the extra $300, even if you are paid later.

How much is EDD currently paying? ›

Your Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) depends on your annual income. It is estimated as 60 to 70 percent of the wages you earned 5 to 18 months before your claim start date and up to the maximum WBA. Note: Your claim start date is the date your disability begins. We will calculate your WBA using a base period.

How much money does EDD give? ›

Your weekly benefit amount (WBA) ranges from $40 to $450. To get an estimate of what you will receive, use the unemployment benefit calculator.

Can you transfer all money from EDD card to bank account? ›

You can easily transfer money from your EDD card to a bank account by setting up one-time or recurring direct deposit transfers on the BoA website. Otherwise, you can use the EDD card as you would any other Visa debit card (shop online or in-store, get cashback, or withdraw money at an ATM).

Can I link EDD card to PayPal? ›

If you have enabled and configured PayPal under Downloads > Settings > Payment Gateways there isn't anything more you need to do to accept payments via PayPal. With EDD version 2.11 we made updates that introduce the new PayPal Commerce gateway.

How can I transfer my EDD card to bank account? ›

Call the phone number on the back of your card. Even better, you may activate your EDD debit card with a PIN online, set up a bank routing number, and request a direct money transfer. Otherwise, you can ask Bank of America to set everything up.

What can I use EDD money for? ›

Benefit payments for Unemployment Insurance, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave can all be made using the EDD Debit CardSM.

What is the spending limit on a Bank of America debit card? ›

You can also pay for purchases using your card at thousands of merchants that accept ATM cards. You may withdraw up to $700 of your available account balance per day. For card purchases using your personal identification number (PIN), your daily limit is $1,000 of your available account balance.

What is the daily limit on a debit card? ›

Banks impose debit card purchase limits — often $2,000 to $7,000 per day — for similar reasons.

Does Bank of America have a spending limit? ›

(Note that fees apply when your ATM or debit card is used at a non-Bank of America ATM.) There are no daily purchase limits. You may use your card up to your available balance. You can link up to 15 checking and savings accounts to each business debit card.

Whats the most you can withdraw from your unemployment card? ›

Mastercard® over-the-counter cash withdrawal ($5,000 daily withdrawal limit) available at Mastercard® member bank (including all KeyBank locations).

Will I still get paid if my card is locked? ›

You can lock your debit card anytime, anywhere.

Locking your debit card will prevent transactions until you unlock it. Keep in mind that this won't prevent automatic bill payments or other scheduled transfers from occurring.

Is Bank of America freezing EDD accounts? ›

Bank of America can no longer use an automated system to freeze the accounts of Californians who relied on unemployment benefits to get through the pandemic because of suspected suspicious activity.

Can you still receive direct deposit if your card is locked? ›

Once your card is locked, it can't be used to make in-store or online purchases, withdraw money from ATMs, or receive instant transfers from digital wallets like Paypal, Cash App, Uber or Lyft. Other types of transactions, like direct deposits, ACH transfers and bill payments, are not affected.

How do I unlock my unemployment account? ›

If your account has been locked, it will automatically be unlocked after 30 minutes. If you continue to get the locked out message after the 30 minutes has lapsed, you may contact Unemployment Insurance at 1-866-500-0017 or Michigan.gov/MILogin.

How do I recover my EDD account? ›

If you have lost your EDD Customer Account Number, call us at 1-800-300-5616 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days per week, except on state holidays.

What happens after EDD verifies your identity? ›

After you verify

To complete the identity verification process, your next step is to return to the state's website and continue to file your new claim. If you verified on a video call, you will need to share your information with CA EDD: Go to Begin with CA EDD and follow steps 1 - 3.

Does EDD have access to your bank account? ›

Name and date of birth • Social Security number • Photos of government documents • Phone type • Credit score • Mobile carrier • Bank account information • Credit card number edd.ca.gov Page 2 The EDD does not need access to your personal bank account.

How much cash can I withdraw from a bank before red flag? ›

A frequently cited limit on the most cash you can withdraw at any one time is $10,000. However, the reality is that withdrawals of $10,000 or greater are allowed, but they will trigger federal government reporting requirements.

Can I withdraw $20000 from bank? ›

Can I Withdraw $20,000 from My Bank? Yes, you can withdraw $20,0000 if you have that amount in your account. But with an amount this large, it will be reported. What is this?

Can banks refuse to give you your money? ›

refuse to cash my check? There is no federal law that requires a bank to cash a check, even a government check. Some banks only cash checks if you have an account at the bank. Other banks will cash checks for non-customers, but they may charge a fee.

How much cash can you withdraw before it is reported to the IRS? ›

A person must file Form 8300 if they receive cash of more than $10,000 from the same payer or agent: In one lump sum. In two or more related payments within 24 hours.

How much money can you transfer without being flagged? ›

Banks must report all wire transfers over $10,000 using a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and submit it to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

What ATM allows you to withdraw $1000? ›

Capital One: ATM withdrawals made using a 360 Checking Card have a daily limit of $1,000. Chase Bank: There's a $3,000 Chase in-branch ATM limit each day and a $1,000 ATM limit at other Chase ATMs.

How can I bypass ATM withdrawal limit? ›

You can bypass ATM withdrawal limits by going into a bank and using your credit card for a cash advance instead of a debit card. You don't have to go to your own bank—any bank can accommodate a credit card cash advance. However, banks may charge a fee for this service.

How many times can I withdraw money from ATM in a day? ›

PNB, like SBI, provides three free ATM withdrawals in metro cities and five free ATM withdrawals in most other regions. The bank then charges Rs 10 for ATM withdrawals. Bank daily limits range from Rs 25,000 for classic cardholders to Rs 50,000 for gold and platinum cardholders.

How do I increase my withdrawal limit Bank of America? ›

Log in to the Mobile Banking app and select Menu then Manage Debit/Credit Card. Ensure your debit card is unlocked to Set Limits. Log in to Online Banking and go to the Information & Services tab for your account, then select Set daily purchase and ATM withdrawal limits in Manage card settings.

Can I use my debit card number without the card? ›

The debit card number is a unique identifier linked to a specific account number. You can use your card number, CVV, and pin to process a transaction without a physical card.

How can I withdraw money from my bank account without my debit card online? ›

Another option you have is mobile banking. Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, as well as many other banks and credit unions have mobile banking options. This gives you the ability to access your money with your mobile phone. Rather than having a PIN, you scan a code to withdraw funds from your account.

How do I transfer money from my EDD card to my debit card? ›

Direct Deposit Transfers

You can set up a one-time or recurring direct deposit transfer to the financial institution of your choice at no cost to you. Visit Bank of America Debit Card or call Bank of America debit card customer service at the phone number on the back of your card.

How do I transfer money from EDD to Bank? ›

How to Transfer Money from EDD Card to Bank Account
  1. Login by using your username, password, and the CVV number on your card.
  2. Open the sandwich menu on your mobile phone and tap on “Transfers”, or.
  3. On your computer, open the “My Money” menu and click on “Transfers”
  4. Choose a one-time or a recurring transfer.
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Can I use my card number as my account number? ›

Is your debit card number the same as your bank account number? While they're sometimes confused with one another, a debit card number is distinct from a bank account number. Depending on the debit card issuer, a debit card number is comprised of 16 digits usually found on the front of the card.

How can I get my card number online without my card? ›

You may also try signing in to your online banking account to search for your credit card number in your account information. Ultimately, calling your card's customer service phone number may also work. After some thorough identification, you might be able to get your full credit card number from a representative.

How do I use my digital debit card Bank of America? ›

Adding your debit card to your Digital Wallet means you can get cash using your phone. Just select your card in your wallet and hold your phone over the Contactless Symbol at any Bank of America ATM.

How can I get cash from Bank of America ATM without card? ›

Hold your phone, or other contactless device, over the contactless symbol on the ATM to access the digital debit card in your digital wallet. When prompted, enter your debit card PIN using the ATM keypad and start your transaction. Learn more about digital wallets.

Can I get cash out without my card? ›

Withdrawing cash from ATMs without a bank card

The process may vary depending on your provider, but cardless cash withdrawals usually involve you signing onto the app to access your account. Select the option on the app and, depending on the bank, you may have to go through additional security.

How can I receive money without a bank account or card? ›

Online payment services

PayPal, Venmo, Western Union, and Cash App are some of the most popular payment services that do not require you to own a bank account to receive money. If you use a payment app like PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App, your recipient may sign up for the app and link a prepaid debit card.

Can I use my EDD card to pay bills? ›

Get access to cash at ATMs, point of sale* terminals, and at banks and credit unions where Visa is accepted. Use your card to pay bills.

What day does EDD deposit money on card? ›

Payment information is updated daily at 6 a.m. (Pacific time). If you submit your certification by phone, your payment will generally be deposited on to your EDD Debit CardSM within 24 hours. Note: If you submitted your certification by mail and/or requested your benefit payments by check, allow 10 days for processing.

How long after EDD says paid will I get my card? ›

When will I receive my debit card? The debit card is mailed to you when your first benefit payment is authorized by the EDD. Allow 7 to 10 business days for delivery. Subsequent payments are issued to the debit card when you submit a certification and you are determined eligible for payment.

Can I use my EDD card for direct deposit? ›

To set up direct deposit transfer from your debit card to your bank account, visit the Bank of America EDD Debit Card website. You can download the Bank of America Prepaid Card app from any app store to keep track of your EDD Debit Card payments and balance information.

Can EDD take money from your bank account? ›

Once the tax debt is established by law, the EDD collector can levy and garnish wages without warning.


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