Start using your EIP Card

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Your Economic Impact Payment Card contains the money you are receiving as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The EIP Card is sponsored by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service as part of the US Debit Card Program. Now that you’ve received your Card, here’s how to activate and start using it.

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For more information on Economic Impact Payments, please visit IRS.gov/EIP.

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How to get started

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How to use your EIP Card2

  • Shop anywhere Visa Debit Cards are accepted: in-store, online or by phone, including paying bills3
  • Get cash back at the register with PIN debit purchases at participating merchants
  • Get cash surcharge-free at any in-network ATM - find one with the ATM Locator
  • Learn more about how and where to use your EIP Card in the FAQs
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How to get your balance

1Card must be activated by primary cardholder.
2Certain transaction and service fees and costs may be associated with the use of this feature. Please refer to the material in your Welcome Packet or see your Cardholder Agreement for more information.
3Not all billers accept cards for payments. Please check the biller’s website.