Activation of Bank of America EDD Debit Card

EDD, short for Employment Development Department, is part of the State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. EDD is one of the biggest California state departments with almost 10,000 workers providing services at over 400 locations and a yearly budget of roughly $12 billion. The EDD workforce provides services like helping California businesses in satisfying their labor requirements and assisting California job hunters to get work. To send payments for the department’s benefit programs, EDD uses Bank of America’s EDD Debit Card.

About Bank of America

Established in 1904, Bank of America is an American multinational corporation providing monetary, investment and banking services. It was formerly known as the Bank of Italy. As of 2009, along with JP Morgan, Citibank and Wells Fargo, Bank of America is part of the “Big Four” banks in the United States. Bank of America has branches in all US states, the District of Columbia, as well as over 40 locations overseas. Bank of America provides services for consumer, investment, private and corporate banking, finance and insurance, mortgage loans, private equity, wealth management, and credit cards. The corporation serves around 50 million customers and small businesses at over 5,000 banking locations and more than 16,200 automated teller machines.

How to Activate a Bank of America EDD Debit Card

You can use the EDD debit card to transfer funds to your personal account, receive cash back from grocery purchase, pay bills and shop as long as Visa debit cards are accepted. Make sure your card is handy when you activate your EDD Debit Card.

  • Go to Bank of America EDD Debit Card homepage by clicking on the link below.
  • Click the “Activate My Card” button. You’ll be directed to another page.
  • Enter the debit card number.
  • Enter the expiration date of the debit card.
  • Click “Continue.”
  • Wait for the confirmation that you’ve successfully activated your account.

If you were not able to activate your debit card online, you can do two things:

  • Go to a Bank of America ATM.
  • Activate the card with your PIN.


  • Call the customer service hotline by calling the phone number below.

Helpful Info and Link:

Bank of America Debit Card Home Page:

Bank of America Customer Service Hotline: 1-866-692-937