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Oklahoma Unemployment Extension

Extended unemployment compensation (EUC) benefits are a federal government program that continues benefits after regular state benefits have been exhausted. There are up to 4 tiers which depend on the unemployment rate of the state. Currently, 2 tiers are available in the state of Oklahoma –

Tier 1 EUC
Tier 2 EUC

Extended Unemployment Compensation benefit claims may now be filed through December 28, 2013. No new Tier 1 EUC claims may be filed after December 28, 2013.

Anyone who establishes a Tier 1 or 2 EUC claim on or after March 23rd will be required to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Required to register with Employment Services.
  • Actively search for work and make appropriate employer contacts in light of the labor market, and your skills and capabilities.
  • Maintain a detailed record of your contacts.
  • Provide your work search records to the state upon request.

Attend Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment Activities at your Workforce Oklahoma office which will include –

  1. Labor market and career information
  2. An assessment of your skills
  3. Orientation to the services available through the Workforce office; and
  4. Review of your eligibility for EUC benefits relating to your job search activities.

Questions & Answers

  1. William Heffernan says:

    I received benefits that ended 2 years ago when I was able to find some contract work. In the past year I have not found any additional work. Can I resume benefits even if it has been over 2 years since I had benefits?

  2. Erica says:

    I started to receive extended benefits in the middle of December. Last payment was 12/28. I have continued to file weekly. Is there anything I should do to see if benefits will resume?

    • Adrian says:

      Extended benefits is a scheme sponsored by the federal govt. and has expired.There will be no additional benefits for time being.Please watch local and national news for further updates on this.

  3. anna hoke says:

    Recieved one tier one check for the last week avalable. Will there be any more checks? Is there some other assistance if not?

    • beltway says:

      For questions regarding your unemployment claim and future payments, if you live in the Oklahoma City calling area contact 405-525-1500, if you live outside OKC calling area or out of state contact 1-800-555-1554.

  4. Debi says:

    My last week of regular unemployment is exhausted on Dec 21st(Sat) and turned in on Dec 22nd(Sun). The following week ending on Dec 28th would be filed on Dec 29th (Sun) thru EUC Tier 1. The actual week ends on Dec 28th but you file it the day after. Am I OK? – Thank you – Debi

  5. Jacqueline Ohman says:

    I have had my present job for 7 years, but because we have lost part of the government contract we worked under, my job is somewhat precarious. What is the average time to be re employed in a non professional environment for a 60 yr old female?

  6. michael carey says:

    would like to file for extende unemployment benefits, I live in oklahoma

  7. kendle ortiz says:

    I have gotten one extension on my unemployment and wanted to know if I could get another extension or if that was all I could get. Thank you.

  8. Jada Moore says:

    I have a question, I collected unemployment last year, then I qualified for extended federal benefits. I only received 12 weeks of extended benefits. During my benefit year Tier 2 and Tier 3 were cut due to state unemployment dropping. One week before I was due to apply for tier 2 I was cut and even my last week was cut by half. I felt totally left out in the cold with hardly any warning and still no job. Since I am still Unemployed If tier 2 and 3 became available would I be eligible to qualify since Unemployment extension was extended to Dec. 2013? Any insight on this would be appreciated
    Thanks, Jada Moore

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Jada,

      It is unfortunate that you had to suffer. The EUC tiers are dependent on the unemployment rate of the state. You can check if you can resume collecting your EUC benefits, this could be possible. As of April 2013, the unemployment rate of Oklahoma is 4.9%. This means only tier 1 is available as of now which is up to 14 weeks.

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