The days of paper checks are almost gone.
For some time, BWC has automatically enrolled injured workers with recurring disability payments into an EBT debit card program. As of September 4, 2018, BWC will now send the first three 14-day (bi-weekly) payments via mail. This will enable benefits recipients more time to sign up for electronic direct deposit to their own bank or credit union.
If you sign up for electronic deposit by providing BWC with your banking information, they will not enroll you in the EBT program. Benefit recipients can sign up for electronic deposit by visiting www.bwc.ohio.gov. They can also call 1-800-644-6292, and press 0 to speak with a BWC representative.