The Direct Deposit
method of payment is free (subject to the
rules of your bank). Benefits are
directly into your checking or savings
account. If you wish to open a free bank
or credit union account,
a list of Connecticut banks and credit unions
with locations listed can be found here.
The Debit Card
method of payment is offered to
individuals who do not have or do not wish to
open a checking or savings account, or who
simply prefer to use the pre-paid card. It
can be used to get cash from an ATM, bank,
credit union or to make purchases.
Note: Fees and
surcharges may be incurred with the debit card
reminder to those who have filed for
unemployment benefits and are now returning to
If you received payment by debit card,
on to the card.
The cards are valid for 3
years from date of issue.
information about the Direct Deposit and
Debit Card choices and their differences.
instructions on how to sign up and how to
switch payment methods.
A direct link
to the Department of Labor's Unemployment
Insurance Claims page to make a payment
selection or switch payment options.
A Debit Card