Government Disbursement Card

Reloadable prepaid cards used for the purpose of disbursing government payments such as social assistance, tax refunds, employment insurance, pension and other program disbursements. Government disbursement cards are designed to look like credit and debit cards, and carry card network branding. Government disbursement cards can be reloaded. They are accepted everywhere the card network is accepted including in-stores and online.

  • Use the funds right away. Funds are available the day of payment, so you no longer have to visit a cheque cashing location or wait for funds to clear at the bank.

  • Head to the ATM or bank teller to get cash. If you prefer to get cash, you can cash out your card down to the penny through a bank teller.

  • Keep the card literature. Keep important information about your card in safe place, including terms and conditions, the website address, and the card’s expiration date and policy. Government benefits cards require registration of personal information Do not keep your PIN information with your card.

  • Report fraud or loss immediately. If the card is lost, stolen or used for purchases without authorization, it may be reissued and the funds can be replaced. Make sure to report any losses or unauthorized purchases to the customer service number immediately.

  • Check your balance easily. Cards offer the ability to check your balance by phone, text, or online. Check your card balance and track your spending.

  • Spend them anywhere, even online. Government benefit cards can be used anywhere the card network is accepted, even online, so look for the best deals.