Electronic Payment Methods for L&I Benefits

Formulario de authorización
de método de pago


Who is eligible for electronic benefit payments?

You can choose direct deposit, debit card or paper checks for your benefit payments.


Who Is Eligible For These Payment Methods
  Debit Card Direct Deposit Paper Check
Injured workers Yes Yes Yes
Pension recipients Yes Yes Yes
Alternate recipients (dependent children and guardians) Yes Yes Yes
Legal representatives No Yes Yes
Crime victims Yes Yes Yes


What do I need to know about electronic payments?

  • For a debit card, your card should arrive in about 10 days.
  • For direct deposit, it may take up to 30 days for the change to take effect.
  • Until your new option takes effect, you will continue to receive your benefits through your current payment method.
  • If you are represented by an attorney, your attorney must authorize in writing any changes to your payment method.
  • Check out questions and answers about debit cards and direct deposit.

How do I change my payment method?

Complete the Payment Method Authorization form (F120-211-000) and return it by fax or mail:

  • Fax: 1-360-902-4674
  • Mail:

    Department of Labor & Industries
    Electronic Benefit Payment Services
    PO Box 44834
    Olympia WA 98504-4834

What if I have questions about electronic benefits?


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