Direct Deposit Home
Welcome to the New Jersey Unemployment Insurance Direct Deposit page.
This application allows you to have your unemployment insurance benefits
directly deposited into your designated financial institution.
You can also change your financial institution or an account number of a
previously approved direct deposit.
If you are a New Jersey resident, you will
need your New Jersey state issued Identification
Card or New Jersey Driver's License, or the
Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your
Unemployment Insurance benefit claim.
Out-of-state residents must have a valid
Personal Identification Number (PIN) from
your Unemployment Insurance benefit claim.
If you would like to switch from direct deposit and receive a debit card
instead, you must fill out Form BC-502
Authorization for Benefit Payment by Direct Deposit or Debit Card
and mail it to New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Instructions and a mailing address are included on the form.
If you apply for direct deposit or a make a change to your direct deposit information,
do not mail in a paper application.
If you certify for unemployment benefits first and then add direct deposit
the same day, the week(s) that you certified for will not be directly deposited
into your account but rather you will receive your benefits by debit card.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that you add direct deposit first and then
certify for benefits. If you certify for benefits first and then change your
direct deposit information the same day, the weeks that you certified for
will be directly deposited into your previous account.
Therefore, we strongly recommend you change direct deposit information first
then certify for benefits or wait until the next day after certifying to
change your direct deposit information. If you do not claim benefits for
twenty-eight (28) days or more your direct deposit information will expire and
your payment method will default to a debit card the next time you certify for
benefits. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you re-enter your direct
deposit information first and then certify for benefits.
Direct Deposit can take up to 24 hours to take effect, so if you certify
for benefits immediately after entering your direct deposit information,
your check may not be directly deposited into your new account.
Your added, changed or re-entered direct deposit information will
be saved and updated the next business day.
Please be advised that if your computer is idle for 30 minutes
or more, your session will "time out" and all of your
information will be lost.
If you exit before completing the direct deposit application,
all of your information will be lost.
The information collected as a result of your
application for unemployment compensation is
private data and cannot be released except
when authorized by state or federal law,
by a court order, or with your permission.
The information you or your employer(s) provide
may be used for New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce
Development business and may be used to provide an income and
eligibility verification between State Agencies administering
programs under a plan approved under Title I, X, XIV, XVI
of the Social Security Act as indicated under Section 1137 (a)(6)
of the Social Security Act.
It may be shared with other state or federal agencies that
determine your eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps,
Social Security, or other state or federal benefits and programs.
Your Social Security Number will be validated with the
Social Security Administration.
If you are not a citizen of the United States,
your work authorization in the United States will be validated
with Homeland Security.
Precautions are being taken to keep the information you provide
in this application private and secure.
This online application uses a secure connection.
Data submitted using this application is encrypted.
You should be aware that using a shared computer may allow others
to view your personal information.