Arizona Unemployment Extension
Though emergency unemployment compensation is a national initiative, no all states succeed for all levels of the extensions. Federal extensions to the benefit period run out at the end of calendar year 2013. The Arizona Department of Employment Security (DES) can offer 37 weeks of extensions for a total of 63 weeks of benefits to its claimants. Know more about unemployment extension.
You must meet the eligibility requirements and apply separately for the extensions. If approved, the extensions will allow you to obtain additional weeks of benefits at the same compensation rate as your regular state unemployment.
To collect unemployment extensions, you must have already exhausted your regular 26 weeks of unemployment benefits from the DES. Your base period – the first four of the last five full calendar quarters before you initially filed for unemployment – must have at least 20 weeks of full-time, insured employment.
After being permitted for unemployment extensions, you must remain able and available to work a full-time job while carrying out an active job search for a new full-time position.