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Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card

Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card - Way2Go Card Mississippi

Mississippi Way2Go Card for Unemployment

Free Cash Back & Low Transaction Fees at In-Network ATMs

The Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card, also known as the Way2Go Card Mississippi is the safe and convenient electronic payment system for receiving your unemployment benefit payments.

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) has implemented the new electronic payment system to reduce fraud and provide recipients with immediate access to their unemployment benefits.

Mississippi’s Way2Go Unemployment Debit MasterCard replaces the Mississippi EPPICard and paper unemployment checks. Individuals that are approved for employment security and unemployment insurance (UI) benefits will automatically receive a Mississippi Way2Go Card in the mail.

Mississippi Unemployment Card Features

Use Anywhere & Everywhere

The Mississippi Way2Go Card can be used worldwide, anywhere Debit MasterCard® is accepted.

24/7 Online Account Access

Unlimited 24/7 online access to your Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card balance and transaction history.

FDIC Insured & PIN Protected

The Way2Go Card Mississippi is protected against fraud and the secure way to access your UI benefits.

No Monthly Fees
No Monthly Maintenance Fees & Get Cash fast at any MasterCard® bank teller or MoneyPass ATM.
Free Cash Back

Use your Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card to make purchases & get FREE cash back at MasterCard® merchants.

Low Transaction & ATM Fees
Free cash withdrawals at MasterCard bank tellers and in-network MoneyPass ATM locations.

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Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card Login

If you need help logging into your Mississippi Way2Go Card account to access your unemployment benefit payments, follow the instructions provided below:

  1. Visit the Mississippi Go Program website at
  2. Enter your Way2Go Card Mississippi User ID Information.
  3. Click the green “Login” button to be taken to your Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card online account.

You can also access your MS Unemployment online account via the Go Program smartphone app for Apple or Android.

If this is your first time using the Go Program Mississippi Way2Go Card online account, you will first need to create your account to complete the Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card Login.

How to Check your Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card Balance

There are three ways to check your Mississippi Way2Go Debit Card balance – online, by phone, or in-person. You can check your Way2Go Card Mississippi to get the current balance of your unemployment benefits and transaction history.

Follow the instructions provided below to check your Mississippi Unemployment Card balance:

Check your MS Way2Go Card Balance Online

To access your Way2Go Card Mississippi balance and transaction history online, please login your Way2Go Debit Card online account. Login to access your Mississippi unemployment benefits on the Go Program website at Enter your User ID and Password information to login your online account. 

Check Mississippi Unemployment Card Balance by Phone

To check the balance on your Mississippi Way2Go Prepaid MasterCard, please call the toll-free Way2Go Card Customer Service phone number at 1-855-709-1079.

Check Way2Go Card Mississippi Balance In-Person

You can check your Georgia Unemployment Card balance in-person at any MoneyPass or Comerica Bank ATM location. To find a MoneyPass ATM near you, click here. To find a Comerica ATM near you, click here.

Mississippi Unemployment Benefits Payment Schedule

Your Mississippi Unemployment benefits are available on your MS Way2Go Debit Mastercard® by 5pm within 48 hours of your scheduled deposit day. Your MS Unemployment benefit payments are posted in accordance with Mississippi Department of Employment Security monthly and weekly payment cycles.

Please note that you MUST certify your unemployment benefits and complete your claim each week in order to have your UI benefits added to your Mississippi Way2Go Card.

If you have questions about your Mississippi Unemployment benefits, including when your payment cycle, please contact the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) or your caseworker. To contact MDES, call their Customer Service phone number at 1-855-709-1077.

For additional assistance, you can also email the MS Department of Employment Security for help with unemployment insurance at

For questions about your Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card, call the Way2Go Customer Service at 1-855-709-1079.

Mississippi Way2Go Mastercard® Transaction Fees & ATM Charges

Avoid transaction fees and service charges with your Mississippi Way2Go Debit MasterCard® by using “in-network” MoneyPass ATMs and MasterCard® Bank Tellers for cash withdrawals.

The Mississippi Unemployment Debit MasterCard® provides FREE Unlimited ATM Cash Withdrawal per month at in-network MoneyPass ATM location. Click here to find a MoneyPass ATM location near you.

A summary of the Way2Go Card Mississippi Transaction fees and Service charges are provided below:

  • $0.50 fee for each call to Automated Customer Service that exceed your five (5) FREE per month
  • $0.50 fee for each ATM denial at In-Network ATM locations that exceed your three (3) FREE per month
  • $0.50 fee for each ATM denial at Out-of-Network ATM locations
  • $0.75 fee for each ATM balance inquiry at In-Network ATMs that exceed your three (3) FREE per month
  • $0.75 fee for each ATM balance inquiry at Out-of-Network ATM locations
  • $1.50 fee for each funds transfer from your Way2Go Card account to a U.S. bank account
  • $1.75 fee for each ATM Cash Withdrawal at In-Network ATMs that exceed your three (3) FREE per month
  • $1.75 fee for each ATM Cash Withdrawal at Out-of-Network ATM locations
  • $1.75 fee for each International Card Transaction made from outside the U.S.
  • 3% currency conversion fee for each transaction made outside of the U.S.
  • $5.00 fee for each card replacement that exceed your one (1) FREE each 12-month period
  • $16.00 fee for each expedited card replacement with 3-5 business day delivery

MS Way2Go Card Scams

Please be aware that there are current reports of phishing emails, cell phone text messages, and vishing phone calls that are intended to obtain personal and/or card information. Phishing and vishing is a type of scam designed to steal your personal information.

We will never request any of your personal information such as Social Security Number, Card Number or PIN through our website. We highly recommend that you DO NOT respond to requests like these.

Being informed is your best defense. If you believe your Mississippi Way2Go Card account has been compromised, please call Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card Customer Service as soon as possible. Submitting a request to report your card as lost or stolen will help to protect your Mississippi Unemployment benefit payments.

Mississippi Way2Go Card Fees & Charges

Mississippi Unemployment Debit Card Reviews

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Way2Go Card Mississippi FAQs

Why is my Way2Go Card locked?
Your Way2Go Card account may be locked due to suspicious activity. If the Way2Go Card provider has suspected fraud on your account, they will disable your card as a precaution to protect the funds on your account. If your card has been disabled please call the Way2Go Customer Service phone number as soon as possible.
What ATMs can I use my Way2Go Card at?
The Way2Go Card can be used at any MasterCard® ATM worldwide. Some ATMs may have a surcharge fee. To avoid ATM surcharge fees, use an in-network MoneyPass ATM location.
How do I get money off my Way2Go Card?
There are three ways to get money off your Way2Go Card – by making a withdrawal at any MoneyPass ATM location, electronically transfering funds to your personal bank account, or getting free cashback with your purchase at any Debit MasterCard retailer.
How do I activate my Way2Go Card?
To activate your Way2Go Card by Debit MasterCard®, call the toll-free phone number listed on the back of your card. You have to register a 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) for your card before you can start using it.

You will be asked to provide your Way2Go Card Number, the last 4-digits of your Social Security Number (SSN), and Date of Birth to set-up your PIN.

Can you add money to a Way2Go Card?
No, you cannot add or deposit money on your Way2Go Card account. The only way to get money added to your Way2Go Card is through your state’s benefits department. Additional funds cannot be added to your account.
Where can I use my Way2Go Card?

The Way2Go Debit Card can be used to make purchases in-store, by phone, or online anywhere MasterCard® is accepted worldwide.