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Massachusetts Unemployment Extension

On January 2, 2013 Congress passed the Tax Relief Extension Act. This law will extend Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits until the end of 2013. If you are presently getting EUC benefits, please continue claiming benefits weekly to ensure timely payment. Please note that this Act does not provide additional weeks to claimants who have already claimed all of their EUC benefits.

Claimants who begin an EUC Tier I claim on or after September 2, 2012 are now eligible for a maximum of 14 weeks of benefits on Tier I. These claimants will continue to be eligible for EUC Tier I benefits until their eligibility is either exhausted or until the final payable week of December 28, 2013, whichever occurs first.

Claimants who began an EUC Tier I claim before September 2, 2012 will continue to be eligible for up to 20 weeks of benefits on Tier I. These claimants will continue to be eligible for EUC Tier I benefits until those benefits are exhausted or until the final payable week of December 28, 2013, whichever occurs first.

Program Number of Weeks Program End Date/Application Deadline Last Payable Week
EUC Tier 1 On or after 9/2/12  up to 14 wksBefore 9/2/12 – up to 20 wks Claimants must exhaust Regular UI on or before 12/21/13.  12/28/2013
 EUC Tier II  Up to 14 weeks Claimants must exhaust Tier I on or before the week ending 12/21/13.  12/28/2013
 EUC Tier III  Up to 13 weeks The week ending 06/23/12is the last week in which claimants can exhaust Tier II and establish eligibility on Tier III.  12/28/2013

Federal-State Extended Benefits Program (EB)

Federal or State Extended Benefits Program (EB) is a supplemental program that pays extended compensation, during a period of specific high unemployment. The EB Program has triggered off in Massachusetts effective March 8, 2012.


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Questions & Answers

  1. Milagros Jones says:

    My benefits are ending 6/17, would I be able to apply for an extension this year?

    • Sam 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.

  2. DWAYNES Wi says:

    Been looking for work ,nothing available for me at this time

  3. Jessica says:

    my unemployment Just ran out today, I live in Mass. How do i file for the extention?

  4. Dean L Paone says:

    I haven’t received any checks since Dec.28,13 it’s now April 1st 2014 and I’m quickly running out of money. I interview at least twice a week and still can’t score a job I do everything by the book haven’t been unemployed in 35 years, not sure what’s wrong but I keep changing my resume and trying different things because I really need a job! Any help or thoughts?

    • Adrian says:

      Looks like you’ve exhausted the regular UI payments in your state and it stopped before EUC(emergency unemployment compensation) expired.

      You must not loose hope when it comes to applying for jobs.Keep trying and leave no stones unturned.Make the best use of internet in job search.

  5. DeLong Cynthia says:

    I collected from July 2013 to December and got an extension, I call every week, no questions asked just says your current and to call in after such a date. So what do I wait while I hunt for a job and hope that the government cares if I get to pay my bills or eat, or heat my home. This is beyond what one can take. The politicians should live my life.

  6. Kevin La Macchia says:

    How do I apply for a benefits extension?

    • Adrian says:

      At this time, unemployment extension is not available across US due to expiry.Please keep a watch on the national news for any move by the congress on extension.

  7. mike says:

    I started collecting unemployment August 2013. I am concerned about the amount of weeks I will be able to collect as I am still unemployed and now there is this extension issue. Could you please explain to me what all of thus means as far as benefits after the first 30 weeks of collection. Thank you for your help

  8. Jas says:


    I a currently under “Tier” 2 of extended federal unemployment assistance ending 12/28. If the government approves an extension, will I be eligible for “Tier 3” ?

  9. Lee Perkins says:

    I thought I only had 14 weeks of extension then I got a notice on line that seems to push it 12/28. I don’t know which is true ?

  10. Barbara Rowland says:

    My unemployment resources have run out, but it appears that I can get an extension. I haven’t heard from the UI office that I will get an extension, and I am not able to enter my work data for the last week. I get the message “file not found.” Can you tell me what to do, please?
    Barbara rowland 564-48-7427 978/433-2682

  11. James Hennessy says:

    I was told to fill out a form on line.but not sure what form I am supposed to fill out.Could you please let me know.i am on an extension benefit right now.

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