May 2, 2019
When the Camp Fire roared through Butte County in November, it displaced hundreds of IHSS providers and their clients. In the aftermath of the fire, when local banks, post offices and other services were closed, providers who get their pay through direct deposit had one less thing to worry about. Many of the displaced members who came to the UDW’s Butte County office in Chico wanted to know how they could sign up for direct deposit, too.
But direct deposit isn’t just a great tool for those of us going through a crisis; IHSS providers who get their pay with direct deposit get paid faster. Sometimes getting paid a few days faster can be the difference between paying our bills on time or being late. And they don’t have to worry about their check being lost or stolen from their mailbox.
If you are not getting your IHSS pay with direct deposit, what are you waiting for? It’s easy! easy! (And if you don’t have a bank account, don’t worry — you can get your IHSS pay directly deposited onto the UDW US Bank Focus Card! Sign up for one at www.udwa.org/prepaidcard.)
You can either:
• Sign up for direct deposit online through the state’s ETS website: http://bit.ly/Timesheet-Info
• Sign up for direct deposit with the paper enrollment form: http://bit.ly/SOC829form
Find out more at the UDW website: www.udwa.org/directdeposit/
Or call the UDW Member Benefits Center: 1-800-621-5016
Take a few minutes and make the change. You’ll be glad you did!
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