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IDES is no longer sending benefits via debit card: learn more and sign up for direct deposit today.

Banking Options

Bank On Accounts

Do you need an affordable and convenient bank account for direct deposit? Consider opening a Bank On certified account!

Bank On certified accounts are safe, affordable, and convenient. They allow you to receive your money faster, have NO overdraft fees, and low minimum balance requirements. 

There are 30+ certified, no overdraft Bank On account options in Illinois. To view the list of all the Bank On partners and each bank product’s specific details, visit Bank On Illinois. If you live in Chicago, you can view more options through Bank On Chicago. Please make sure to review the account name and ask for the specific product by name when opening your account. Some account products can even be opened online.

Link to Direct Deposit

After you open your affordable and convenient Bank On account, don’t forget to link your account with your unemployment benefits with direct deposit! You can log into your account and easily change their payment method today.

After establishing an ILogin account, you can set up direct deposit through your IDES account. View the Direct Deposit Guide for step-by-step instructions.

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