Many eligible individuals may receive a Government Payment Card in the mail. Several states use these cards to distribute unemployment benefits. Additionally, as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), some individuals may receive their Economic Impact Payment (also known as “stimulus payment”) via the Economic Impact Payment Card.
Government Payment Cards are not linked to your bank account, and they are not credit cards. They are prepaid debit cards onto which a government agency loads funds directly and you can use them just like traditional debit cards.