Apple Pay, the mobile payment service that is expected to be launched later this year in more than 40 countries, will now also include a paid stub for those workers, according to the US Treasury Department.
The new program, codenamed Pay with Security, was announced on Thursday by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who described it as a “world-class innovation.”
“Today, we are announcing Pay with security as an additional feature in Apple Pay for US-based businesses that cannot afford to purchase a regular pay stub,” the agency said in a statement.
“This new feature will help protect the privacy of the payment data you collect, make it easier for you to pay your bills, and provide you with the best possible customer experience.”
Apple Pay will be supported by a new, separate program for workers with no cash reserves, known as the Wage and Hour Pay Stub, which will be rolled out starting next month.
That program, known by the abbreviation W&H, was recently rolled out in many countries in Europe, Japan, the UK, and South Korea, but not in the US.
Apple Pay uses biometric authentication, so customers have to input their credit card numbers and a unique passcode before they can make a purchase.
Apple also announced earlier this year that it will offer a Pay for a service called Mastercard.
The company has not yet announced plans to offer a direct debit option for workers in the United States, but Apple has previously indicated that it is considering that option.
“The new Pay withsecurity program will make it simpler for employees to make purchases and more effective at paying bills, including paying off credit card balances,” the Treasury said.
“The Pay withSecurity program will help ensure that employees are able to pay bills as needed and get the best service at the best value.
It will also help ensure payment card issuers are complying with the new regulations.”
Apple has previously announced plans for its new payment service, which could be launched as early as next year.
However, it is unclear how many US workers will be able to benefit from the new program.
According to the Treasury, the new Pay for Wage and the Pay for Hour Stub, both launched in 2014, can be accessed from the Apple Pay app on iOS devices and in the Apple App Store.
The new feature is available in the app for iOS devices running iOS 10.3 or later, Macs running OS X El Capitan 10.10 or later and Windows machines running Windows 10.
Apple has been pushing its mobile payment app through the App Store, but has not launched any direct-debit programs for workers outside of the US, including in Europe and Japan.
However the Treasury does not specify when Apple Pay could be rolled-out in those countries.