Introducing the UDW U.S Bank Focus Card

January 30, 2018

Dear UDW members,

I am so excited to share our newest option for receiving pay to our members: the U.S. Bank Focus CardTM. This prepaid card account offers UDW members a new way to get paid and a new way to pay—now you can avoid lost or delayed paychecks and get your IHSS pay directly deposited onto your very own Mastercard® branded prepaid debit card!

Almost 70% of IHSS providers do not take advantage of direct deposit—but now UDW members can enjoy the perks of direct deposit by using the Focus Card. You can use your card everywhere Mastercard debit cards are accepted, and it’s great for budgeting as you can only spend what you have available.

Our union worked hard to find a prepaid card that works for you. There are low or no fees for common transactions, and you’ll have easy online access to your account and 24/7 customer service.

Learn more and get your card today! Be sure to check out the FAQs, fee schedule, and cardholder agreement at

In solidarity,

Editha Adams, UDW President

To get started, follow these three simple steps:

  • Sign up for your Focus card

    • Visit to request your Focus Card. Once you’ve completed the enrollment and your request is accepted, you should receive your card in a plain, white envelope with an Indianapolis, IN return address in 7-10 business days.

  • Enroll in direct deposit

    • You will receive your Focus Card account and routing numbers upon enrollment. Once you have this information, fill out the state’s IHSS direct deposit form available at, and submit the form to the state.

  • Use your card

    • Proudly use your Focus Card everywhere Mastercard debit cards are accepted, including in stores, online, and over the phone. You also have several ways to get cash, pay bills, and track your spending.


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