Important Information for SWIF Benefits Recipients
When you receive the Money Network prepaid debit card, you must activate it within 90 days by following the instructions on the activation sticker on the card. You must create your own unique PIN for the new Money Network prepaid debit card as part of the activation process. NOTE: This PIN is for the Money Network prepaid debit card and is not the same PIN that you use to file weekly claims using the PA Teleclaims System.
IMPORTANT: Failure to activate your Money Network prepaid debit card within 90 days may result in funds being returned to the Commonwealth for redeposit.
It is essential that the Department of Labor & Industry (Labor & Industry) has your current address to ensure that your new prepaid debit card is delivered promptly. If you have moved since initially applying for SWIF benefits, you should contact your adjuster immediately to update your mailing address.
The Commonwealth began making benefit payments to Money Network prepaid debit cards on March 24, 2023.
The Money Network prepaid debit card offers convenience and security:
- Benefit payments will be automatically loaded to your Card.
- Your Card can be used to get cash, pay bills, and make purchases everywhere Visa® is accepted.
- Your funds are protected if the card is lost or stolen.
If you would prefer to receive benefits by direct deposit, you can change your payment method on Labor & Industry’s website.
The last date that SWIF benefit payments were loaded to ReliaCards was February 28, 2023. If you have a balance on your ReliaCard after that date, you can access your remaining funds and use your ReliaCard as usual.
ReliaCard balances DID NOT transfer to the new Money Network prepaid debit card. You should continue to use your ReliaCard until the balance reaches zero ($0.00). You may also choose to transfer remaining funds to personal savings or checking accounts.
The ReliaCard cardholder website and U.S. Bank ReliaCard mobile app will remain available to support those with remaining balances on their ReliaCard.
Money Network Debit Card Account Registration and Maintenance
Money Network Frequently Asked Questions (English)
Money Network Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)
PA Office of Unemployment Compensation
PA State Workers’ Insurance Fund (Workers’ Compensation)
A cardholder agreement, activation instructions, user guide, and complete fee schedule will be included in the envelope with your Money Network prepaid debit card. You can also review the Money Network Prepaid Disclosures: