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SWIF Payment Information

Direct Deposit

The State Worker's Insurance Fund (SWIF) currently offers a safe, reliable way to receive your payments on a timely and regular basis.

By signing up for direct deposit, funds are available in your account the day payment is made. This eliminates potential mail delays, and there is no need to worry about checks being lost or stolen.

Direct deposit accounts are easy to set up:

  • Complete a simple form that could be mailed out to you or print the SWIF direct deposit form

  • Contact our Customer Service Department at 570-963-4630 where our representatives can assist you.

Five good reasons to choose direct deposit:

Fast – You will have benefits sooner
Convenient – You don't have to take time to go to your financial institution
Safe - Benefits are deposited into your account, preventing lost or stolen checks
Reliable – Benefits are directly deposited into your account correctly

Simple – Easy to begin and may be changed or stopped by filling out a form


If direct deposit doesn't work for you, an alternative to paper checks is to receive your benefits through our ReliaCard program. U.S. Bank issues this reloadable, prepaid card and provides an electronic option for receiving your payment. It is not a credit card but works similarly to other debit cards. Your payments will automatically be deposited to your card and your funds are protected if your card is ever lost or stolen. In addition, this card eliminates any waiting for checks to arrive in the mail.  At the same time, it eliminates check-cashing fees and adds security protection.

When reading about recent delays in the postal system, it's a great time to take advantage of this service. We understand some of the difficulties you have getting around after a serious injury, and nothing is easier than these two programs in reassuring funds are electronically deposited and available.

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Terms and Abbreviations: 

SWIF - State Workers' Insurance Fund provides a source of workers' compensation insurance for the employers and workers of Pennsylvania.

Direct Deposit - An option to receive an electronic transfer of insurance payments directly from SWIF to the recipient's account. 

ReliaCard - An option to receive insurance payments using a reloadable, prepaid debit card issued by U.S. Bank.