Electronic Payment Methods for L&I Benefits

Get Your L&I Benefit Payments Quicker and Easier

Instead of waiting to get your benefit check through the mail, you may prefer the convenience of a debit card or direct bank deposit.

It's easy to change your payment method by fax or by mail

Change your payment method by following these steps:

  1. Download the Payment Method Authorization form (F120-211-000) and fill it out completely.
    The form is available in the following languages: Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
  2. Print the completed form and sign before sending. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
  3. Fax the completed form to 1-360-902-4674.
    OR
    Mail to:
Department of Labor & Industries
Electronic Benefit Payment Services
PO Box 44834
Olympia WA 98504-4834

This form cannot be submitted electronically. Do not email or submit the form through My L&I.

Contact us

If you have questions or need help getting started, please contact us by email or call 360-902-4675, toll-free at 1-844-728-5204.


Frequently asked questions

  • Will all of my payments from L&I come on the debit card?

    No. L&I will continue to mail you a paper check to the address we have on file for some payments:

    • Payments of $10,000 or more will mail out as a warrant (check).
    • Reimbursements for travel and out-of-pocket medical expenses — these payments come out of a different system.
  • Will I be able to use my debit card as a savings account?

    No. Your U.S. Bank ReliaCard is not a savings account.

    • The balance is limited to $40,000. If a new payment from L&I causes your debit card balance to go over $40,000, the system will automatically mail you a check to the address we have on file.
    • U.S. Bank does offer an optional savings account attached to your debit card. Find out how to set one up at U.S. Bank ReliaCard.

  • How long does it take for direct deposit to go into effect?

    The bank verification process usually takes 4 – 7 business days but may take up to 30 days for your direct deposit to go into effect.

    During that time, you will continue to receive your benefits through your current payment method.

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