New York Unemployment Extension
Federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) has come to an end as of December 28, 2013. It will continue to remain unavailable unless the Senate passes further bills on it.
EUC is available to individuals who have exhausted regular benefits but still have not managed to find employment. EUC is subject to availability.
Extended benefits (EB) are state funded Re-employment Assistance programs designed to provide additional financial aid to individuals who have exhausted both regular UI benefits and EUC. EB too is subject to availability and is usually issued only during times of high unemployment rates. Unless the rate of unemployment is not above a certain percentage, EB is not given out. The rate that determine issual of EB varies from state to state.
As of now, both EB and EUC are unavailable in the state of NY. Claimants are requested to visit the DOL website to find out about currently available Re-employment Assistance plans.
More information on extension of unemployment benefits.