Debit Cards for the Unemployed

January 25, 2011  |  

(Network Journal) — Like many out-of-work Americans, Philip Tressler gets his unemployment benefits deposited directly into his checking account. He could have received the benefits via a debit card that the state also offers. But Tressler, who was laid off 14 months ago after 32 years working for a grocery store in western Pennsylvania, didn’t go for the card.  “It’s just not convenient,” he said, especially since he doesn’t use the same bank that issues the state’s debit card.

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