Choosing a Payment Method
If I want my benefits to be directly deposited into my bank account, what must I do?
You may self-enroll for direct deposit online at either https://apps.wv.gov/Workforce/DirectDeposit or uc.workforcewv.org within two to four days of filing your initial unemployment compensation claim. If you have an existing claim, you may register at any time. You will need your social security number and four-digit PIN you selected when you filed your unemployment claim, as well as a check which has the transit routing number and account number for your financial institution. If you do not have a PIN number or wish to change your PIN, contact your local office for assistance.
You must acknowledge the West Virginia Department of Commerce’s Privacy notice and agree to authorize the unemployment program to route your unemployment compensation benefits to your selected bank account. In addition, you also must agree to accept full responsibility for providing the correct information and hold Workforce West Virginia harmless from any and all claims.
You will be asked to enter your bank name, transit routing number, select a checking or savings account, and enter your account number. To verify that you correctly entered your transit routing number and account number, you are required to reenter both a second time. Refrain from copying and pasting this information; doing so will cause you to reenter numbers that you may have typed incorrectly the first time and, thus, delay or prevent you from receiving your payment. Print and keep this page for your records as it is the only opportunity you have to view the entire transit routing and account numbers. Once you save the information, your transit routing and account numbers are immediately masked and you can only see the last four digits.