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JUNEAU - People laid off from jobs in Alaska will have the option of accessing unemployment benefits through debit cards under a program expected to be launched in May. The state has entered into an agreement with JPMorgan Chase to begin issuing cards to phase out paper checks that state officials say are costly to print. Users could be stuck paying bank fees, depending on where they use the card, but Tom Nelson, director of the state's employment security division, said the cards would allow recipients to access their benefits more quickly while saving money for the state.
Unemployed in Alaska to receive debit cards 030409 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - People laid off from jobs in Alaska will have the option of accessing unemployment benefits through debit cards under a program expected to be launched in May. The state has entered into an agreement with JPMorgan Chase to begin issuing cards to phase out paper checks that state officials say are costly to print. Users could be stuck paying bank fees, depending on where they use the card, but Tom Nelson, director of the state's employment security division, said the cards would allow recipients to access their benefits more quickly while saving money for the state.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Story last updated at 3/4/2009 - 11:01 am

Unemployed in Alaska to receive debit cards

JUNEAU - People laid off from jobs in Alaska will have the option of accessing unemployment benefits through debit cards under a program expected to be launched in May. The state has entered into an agreement with JPMorgan Chase to begin issuing cards to phase out paper checks that state officials say are costly to print. Users could be stuck paying bank fees, depending on where they use the card, but Tom Nelson, director of the state's employment security division, said the cards would allow recipients to access their benefits more quickly while saving money for the state.


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