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Are weekly benefits paid directly into a bank account?

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Weekly unemployment benefits can be paid directly into a bank checking or savings account by establishing direct deposit, states Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. With direct deposit, weekly benefit payments are deposited into the account until the employee returns to work or cancels the direct deposit.

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Are weekly benefits paid directly into a bank account?
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Each financial institution has different direct deposit procedures. Before enrolling in direct deposit with an unemployment office, an employee should confirm that his financial institution accepts direct deposits. The enrolled employee should verify that his financial institution has received the weekly benefits deposit before he writes checks or accesses funds from his account, according to Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

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