State's unemployment division to roll out new debit card

Relationship with Bank of America ending this month
The sign outside the Las Vegas office of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
Nevada DETR Photo credit Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) announced Tuesday that they will be changing debit card providers from Bank of America to the Way2Go Card® Debit Mastercard®.

Throughout the month of June, Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants will begin receiving their new green Way2Go Card®. DETR says that it's important for claimants to activate their new Way2Go Card® immediately, even if there is no funding yet on the card.

Claimants can expect correspondence via email, mail, and their online claimant portal with more information regarding the debit card transition.

Benefit payments will not be deposited onto the new Way2Go Card® Debit Mastercard® until early July. Claimants should continue to use their current debit card as they normally would until then. Claimants should also continue filing their weekly claim as normal.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants with Direct Deposit do not need to do anything and will see no change. All active UI claimants will receive a new card.

For more information on this transition and the Way2Go Card® Debit Mastercard® click this link.