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Alabama Unemployment Extension

***The E.U.C remains expired across all states and is currently unavailable. Contact the Unemployment Office for information on availability of Extended Benefits (E.B)***

Unemployment Insurance is a state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers who are currently unemployed through no fault of their own. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states need to follow the guidelines established by federal law.

Unemployment compensation can be extended once the recipient exhausts all regular benefits. The Alabama Unemployment Compensation Law provides for extended benefits for claimants who have exhausted their benefits during periods of high unemployment. The Department will make public announcements to all news media of the beginning and ending dates of any extended benefits period.

Currently, Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) is available in the state of Alabama. This is 100% federally funded and the eligibility to receive these benefits will be determined by the federal government.

Recently, legislation extended the ending date of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program from 28, December 2012 to December 28, 2013. But, there were no additional tiers of EUC added in the latest legislation. Individuals who have already been paid all EUC funds were given no additional benefits.

EUC Tiers

The EUC Tiers are dependent on the unemployment rate of the state. As of March, 2013, Alabama’s unemployment rate is 6.9%. This calls for two tiers of emergency unemployment compensation as follows –

EUC Tier 1: 14 weeks
EUC Tier 2: 14 weeks

The number of tiers you are entitled to will change based on your date of dismissal.

If you have exhausted all your state benefits, you can apply for EUC08 here.

Questions & Answers

  1. Mary LaWanda Bradley says:

    I have been unemployed since July 2016 due to a lay off. I am a full time student ,hoping to graduate with My Bachelor’s Degree in Jan. 2018. My benefits will expire mid- Feb 2017. Has an extension been opened for this year,2017.

    • Martin says:

      Please note there is no federal extension available. You may call the Unemployment Office to inquire about state provided extension.

  2. Kim says:

    My benefits was exhausted but I got a letter in the mail two months later stating employer wage report for qualifying period payments pending final approval claim what does this mean

    • Martin says:

      Please call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided for further information. It is a personalized letter to do with a decision made on the basis of the information provided/confirmed by your employer.

  3. burt says:

    when was this information on this website updated? is there euc in alabama

    • Martin says:

      Apologies for the information provided on this page. It has been updated with a disclaimer.

      EUC is not available.

  4. Burt says:

    Although EUC is not available anymore each state has extensions for unemployment. If your state is experiencing high unemployment there are extensions available. Availability changes as unemployment does please contact your local agency. They are there to help!

  5. Leslie says:

    After you are paid 26 weeks of unemployment. And you still don’t have a job . Can’t find a job . When can you sign up for unemployment benefits again . I work 33 yrs same company for gaps in employment. The company closed down.

  6. Renee says:

    Is there any extension on the unemployment benefits are any service have not found a job have went to job fairs put in a lot applications but no ones calling what I do if I don’t have job before my benefits end . I worked for a company 34yrs and they closed because people are getting printing done overseas I see that the rate is high in Alabama please reply and tell what I need to do .

    • Martin says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  7. Carla Winston says:

    I’m asking for an extension because I haven’t found work yet.

  8. sharon says:

    . no extension on my unemployment in ALA. i called the week i got my letter to get that 13 week extension, that i should have got ,but they said ,they did not have it. i told them it was going to lose my home.what is wrong with our GOV. in AL.I take care of my mother,and we have no where to go,she is 81 of age.tell me what i can do. please help me here.

    • Martin says:

      We can understand your situation. Unfortunately, there is no extension available. Why don’t you rev up your job search and look for jobs instead.

      Try looking up for jobs online.

  9. calvin steele says:

    how do i apply for extended euc benefits in alabama

    • Martin says:

      EUC is not available anywhere in the country since its expiration in December 2013.

      Please contact the labor authorities in your state for further information.

  10. Chad says:

    Hello, I reopened an unemployment claim in June of 2015! Due to me filling last year in July my benefit year ended today, it won’t let me refile or anything, and I have only recieved a months worth if payments! I still have almost 4 grand left of funds for enemployment! I also filled today for the work week ending yesterday, my benefit year end date was today, so will I receive the payment for the last week I filled for? Also no one has sent me any paperwork saying my benefit year was going to end! When I filled in July if last year I was denied but went back to work for the same company in November! I would like to know what I have to do to continue receiving benefits! Will I have to wait until tomorrow to refile for another benefit year, everyone is suppose to be given 26 weeks of unemployment compensation, and I have only received 5 counting this weeks!! Please help! What should I do???

    • Adrian says:

      Why don’t you call the claims center and get accurate details? Only they will be able to provide you accurate and up to date information.

      Please call the phone numbers provided.

  11. Mae L. Smith says:

    I have been unemployed since 1/1/14 and now my unemployment balance is $0
    What are my options now and can I file for an extension of benefits? I have had a few interviews and thought I would have a job by now but have had no offers. Please help me file for an extension as this unemployment barely covers my health insurance premiums.
    Thank you for your assistance. Mae L. Smith

  12. Mandi robbins says:

    I am seeking information on an unemployment extension as I have not found work yet and my benefit term will be ending in two more weeks

  13. Keith Atkins says:

    Still did not find work

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