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STARTING IN LATE DECEMBER, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS WILL NO LONGER BE PAID OUT VIA A DEBIT CARD.

 

THIS WON’T AFFECT HOW MUCH CLAIMANTS RECEIVE BUT WILL ALTER HOW THEY GET THE MONEY SAYS ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ACTING DIRECTOR KRISTIN RICHARDS.

 

 

THE CHANGE COMES AFTER THE STATE’S VENDOR, KEY BANK, DECIDED TO STOP PROVIDING DEBIT CARDS FOR BENEFIT PURPOSES. 

 

 

RICHARDS SAYS THOSE CURRENTLY USING DEBIT CARDS CAN GO ONLINE AT: IDES DOT ILLINOIS DOT GOV SLASH PAYMENT AND SWITCH TO DIRECT DEPOSIT IF THEY WISH.

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