With your new Bank of America Employment Development Department (EDD) Debit Card you receive your official California unemployment, disability, and paid family leave benefit payments. All claimants who are eligible for these benefits are automatically mailed a personal  Visa EDD Debit Card. The Bank of America EDD Debit Card will be valid for three years from the date of issue and your benefit payments will be automatically deposited to your debit card account. As an EDD Debit Card owner you will have access to your funds 24 / 7 and you will be able to create direct deposit transfers to a checking or savings account, as well as cash access through tellers at any Visa bank or credit union.

Now you no longer need to wait for checks to arrive by mail and you can use the card anywhere VISA is accepted. You should receive a full “WELCOME PACKET” with  the EDD debit card, instructions, quick reference guide, privacy policy, and deposit agreement. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify details and receive more information. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate your Bank of America EDD debit card online.

how to activate – Bank of America EDD Debit Card

what you need:

  • internet access
  • a valid Bank of America EDD debit card
  • social security number
  • other personal information

what to do:

  • visit www.bankofamerica.com/eddcard
  • click on the title “Activate My Card”
  • type in the full Bank of America EDD debit card number in the space provided
  • from the drop down boxes input the expiration date
  • click on the “CONTINUE” button
  • proceed to provide all the other required information until you complete the process and receive your activation confirmation