IDES Switching From Debit Cards To Direct Deposit

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is switching from disbursing money through debit cards to using direct deposit. IDES is making the change after vendor KeyBank made the decision to stop providing debit cards for unemployment insurance benefit purposes. Officials say the cards will continue to work normally until the card expires, but no further payments will be made using them. Detailed instructions will be provided to claimants about how to switch to direct deposit.