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Teller vs. ATM (EDD Edition)

by Logan

Modern technology has allowed us a vast number of benefits. We no longer need to wait in long queues at cinemas, parks, or the hospital. Everything, from bill payments to plane tickets, can be done through a smartphone or some other device.

If we look at the financial world, mobile banking has revolutionized the way we live. Now, instead of scrambling to find the nearest ATM for a small payment, you can do this in half the time through your phone. Talk about convenience!

The only difference between Teller and ATM is in the maximum withdrawal amount. If you go to a teller, you can withdraw everything you have in your account. Whereas if you go to an ATM, you are limited to the daily amount on your account.

This article will focus on the EDD Bank of America card, what the daily withdrawal is, and what’s the difference between using an ATM or going to a teller.

What is EDD?

Founded in 1935, the Employment Development Department (or EDD) has made life meaningful for unemployed citizens or anyone struggling financially. According to the government of California, the main duties of the EDD include:

  • Serves the programs of Unemployment Insurance and State Disability Insurance.
  • Maintains employment records, collects, and audits payrolls for millions of California workers.
  • Connects job seekers with employers and administers federally funded workforce development programs.
  • Collate the state’s unemployment and labour data

The department is known to be one of the major taxation agencies in California, along with the Franchise Tax Board and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

In addition to collecting unemployment insurance taxes, the Department administers the reporting, collection, and enforcement of the state’s personal income taxes.

The role of EDD is vital, which is highlighted through their Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a federal-state program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active search for new work, which benefits both the individual and the local community.

Mostly, the UI benefits are spent in the local community to help maintain and sustain the economic well-being of local businesses within the state.

Sample of an EDD Debit Card
Sample of an EDD Debit Card

What is an EDD debit card?

One of the most important features of the EDD is its debit card. To help improve access to unemployment and disability benefits, the EDD has signed a contract with the Bank of America to develop an all-purpose debit card.

The EDD debit card works similar to any other card, with access to funds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The card is valid for up to 3 years after the date of issue and for people who are both unemployed and a resident of California.

The debit card is mailed to you when the EDD authorizes your first benefit payment, and you should receive it within 7 to 10 days.

You should go here for more information on applying for an EDD card. As per the sources, it takes approximately 3 weeks to process an application.

If you have your EDD Debit Card and have questions, contact Bank of America via telephone at 1-866-692-9374.

For more information on how you can use your EDD debit car and some other features, watch the following video:

Guide to help you use the EDD debit card

You can withdraw funds without any charges from any Bank of America ATM. However, if you use another bank’s ATM, you are entitled to two free withdrawals, after which you need to pay a fixed amount of $1 or a fixed percentage of your withdrawal.

How to receive constant UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits?

If you want to continue receiving your UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits, you must hand over your eligibility information to EDD every two weeks. Otherwise, you will not receive anything and risk having your account suspended due to suspicious activity.

This verification helps track and ensure that only those truly needy or financially struggling people receive and use an EDD card.

While the UI program is designed to help unemployed citizens, unemployment must not be a direct consequence of your actions. If you are unemployed because you turned down job offers or due to any other actions, you are not eligible for an EDD card.

It’s important not to lie, as you could face disqualification and even large fines if caught.

The card number listed on your EDD card is your account number, while the password to your account is the last six digits.

By using both details, you can link your bank account to your checking account and easily transfer funds between the two.

So what’s the difference between an ATM and a Teller?

ATM vs Teller

Is there any difference between visiting a teller and using an ATM?

Well, there’s a subtle one. Both bank tellers and ATMs have a top limit, above which they cannot give any funds.

Normally, ATMs do not lend out very large amounts. They have a limit of $1,000. If you want to withdraw a larger amount, you will need to visit a teller.

Though tellers also have a limit, the limit is higher than that of ATMs. As long as you have proper identification (photo I.D, EDD Debit Card, EDD Benefits Card, etc.), you can make a withdrawal slip for virtually any amount.

For especially large amounts (any amount greater than $10,000), you may need to wait while the bank reports the transaction and gathers sufficient funds, as the bank likely doesn’t have enough funds at any given moment.

You can also withdraw your funds in one go if you want. The differences are summarized in the following table:

BankATM
Offer a larger range of servicesHave limited, pre-programmed services
Located in highly populated areasLocated in various rural and urban locations
No fees for cash transactionsCharge a small fee for transactions
More secureLess secure
Key differences between a bank and an ATM

What are the limits for a teller and ATM?

According to the Bank of America, you can withdraw exactly $700 from your current account balance every 24-hour cycle.

However, for purchases made through your card using your personal identification number (PIN), the daily limit is $1,000 of your available account balance.

The maximum ATM cash limit when setting up a withdrawal in advance in the Mobile Banking app is $800. It’s important to realize that each ATM or teller may impose its own restrictions, and this is outside the control of both EDD and Bank of America. Therefore, you should be aware of the restrictions beforehand.

One such restriction concerns large cash withdrawals. If you attempt to withdraw any amount above $10,000, the bank will ask for identification and report the transaction to the government.

These restrictions are imposed for both security and legal reasons and help protect your account from fraud.

Can you transfer all money from the EDD account to the bank account?

Yes, you can transfer all of the money from your EDD account to your bank account. To do this, you will need to log into your EDD account and go to the “Transfer Funds” page. From there, you will be able to select how much money you want to transfer and confirm the transaction.

Can I withdraw $5000 from Bank of America?

Yes, you can withdraw $5000 from Bank of America. There are a few different ways to do this, depending on how you want to access your money. You can either use an ATM to dispense cash or go into a branch and speak to a teller.

If you use an ATM, you will need to have your bank card with you. You will also need to know your PIN number. Once you insert your card and enter your PIN, you will be able to select how much cash you want to withdraw. The maximum amount you can withdraw from an ATM in a single day is $2000.

If you go into a branch, you can withdraw up to $5000 in cash. You will need to show identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. The teller will then give you.

Conclusion

  • There’s no significant difference between whether you use an ATM or a teller.
  • To help improve access to unemployment and disability benefits, the EDD has signed a contract with the Bank of America to develop an all-purpose debit card. The EDD debit card works similar to any other card, with access to funds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The card is valid for up to 3 years after the date of issue and for people who are both unemployed and a resident of California.
  • The only difference is in the maximum withdrawal amount. If you go to a teller, you can withdraw everything you have in your account. Whereas if you go to an ATM, you’re limited to the daily amount on your account.
  • If you want to continue receiving your UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits, you must hand over your eligibility information to EDD every two weeks. Otherwise, you will not receive anything and risk having your account suspended due to suspicious activity.

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