Explore Visa Government Prepaid Card
The Visa Government Prepaid card is offered through 80 government disbursement programs across 39 states. Working together with top U.S. banks and program managers, Visa offers government agencies one of the most efficient ways to distribute benefits and emergency payments, from disaster relief and child support to tax refunds and more.
Improve efficiency and reduce costs
Until now, benefits recipients without direct deposit had to receive their funds by check, requiring government agencies to pay for printing, postage, and handling. With electronic disbursements made to Visa Government Prepaid cards, you can move away from paper-based payments and minimize expense while gaining efficiency. Plus, payments processed and instantly deposited to Visa Government Prepaid cards also help with compliance when legal requirements demand timely distribution.
Increase security and reduce fraud
Because there's no mail to be stolen or illegal check cashing to monitor, the Visa Government Prepaid card helps reduce fraud. Payments are safely and reliably added to the recipient's card. We even offer the Visa Zero Liability1 policy; unlike cash, if a recipient's card is lost or stolen, it can be replaced along with the money on it.
For disbursement types that require an extra level of spending control, Visa Government Prepaid cards also allow for selective authorization. That enables you to easily restrict usage to specific merchant categories for programs that require that control.
Deliver access and convenience to your recipients
Anyone can receive electronic government payments through a Visa Government Prepaid card, even those without bank accounts. The card works everywhere Visa Debit cards are accepted and at more than 1 million ATMs worldwide, so cardholders can use it to make purchases online and off, pay bills, or to get cash2.