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How Unemployment Benefits Are Paid


When you receive unemployment benefits they may be paid by check, by direct deposit to your bank account, or by adding funds to a debit card provided by your state unemployment office.

When you sign up for unemployment you will be advised of the options available for receiving benefits. In addition, you may be able to change how you receive benefits while you are collecting unemployment. For example, you can switch from unemployment checks to direct deposit in some states by phone or via the internet.

To find out how to sign up for or change unemployment payment options, check with your state unemployment office.

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