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Pre-paid debit cards available for new unemployment claims
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MADISON - Beginning Thursday, July 18, claimants who file new unemployment insurance claims will be offered the option of a prepaid debit card to receive benefit payments, if they choose not to use direct deposit. Connie Schulze, a legislative liaison for Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, notified members of the Wisconsin Legislature about the change on Monday, July 15. The DWD webpage for Payment Method Options for Unemployment Benefits was under construction Tuesday, July 16.