If your state unemployment office provides a debit card it will work just like a bank debit card and you will be able to withdraw cash at an ATM machine and use your card for purchases at stores and to pay bills. In addition, you may be able to transfer funds from your unemployment debit card to your bank account via a direct deposit transfer.
To find out how to sign up for or change unemployment payment options, check with your state unemployment office.
Avoid Unemployment Debit Card Scams
Unemployment debit card scams involve scammers who target unemployment recipients to get their unemployment debit card information so they can steal their unemployment benefits. Here's more on debit card scams and how to avoid them.
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