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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- If you're out of work like Steve Lippe, who was laid off from his job as a salesman in January, you know you already have problems. But looking at the fine print that came with his new unemployment debit card, he became livid.
"A $1.50 [fee] here, a $1.50 there," he said. "Forty cents for a balance inquiry. Fifty cents to have your card denied. Thirty-five cents to have your account accessed by telephone."
Originally posted by visible_villain
Given the choice of immediate access to unemployment funds via a state issued debit-card or waiting 10-days for a traditional check payment, 925,000 Pennsylvanians chose the card only to discover a plethora of 'hidden' fees and charges linked to its use.