Typically, you would be requesting payments for 2-3 weeks during the protest period before receiving any payments and then we back pay you for those weeks if you are eligible. Payments are made either by Direct Deposit into your personal bank account or by Missouri Access Debit Card. If you do not choose to use Direct Deposit, you will automatically receive benefits on a Missouri Access Debit Card. Typically, after we process a payment to you (as viewed online), you will see the payment in your account within a day or two depending on how long your bank holds funds. For each week that you wish to be paid, you must file a weekly request for payment online. You cannot request payment until that calendar week is over. If you wish to be paid for the waiting week, you must request payment for that week also. The waiting week only pays out when the balance of your claim would exhaust with this payment.