Pennsylvania Unemployment Extension
Pursuant to the federal Budget Control Act of 2011, Public law, 112-25, mandatory federal budget cuts, known as “sequestration,” recently went into effect. Emergency Unemployment Compensation, EUC, benefits will be reduced by 10.7%, beginning with the week ending April 6, 2013 through the week ending September 28, 2013.
Claimants who are already receiving EUC will receive a Revised Notice of Financial Determination which will provide your new weekly benefit.
Claimants who begin receiving EUC with the week ending April 6, 2013, or later will receive a financial determination which does not reflect the EUC benefit reduction. When the first EUC payment is issued, the department will send a revised Notice of Financial Determination that will indicate the reduced EUC weekly benefit rate.
Pennsylvania has no control over this required federal reduction in benefits and no ability to waive or reduce the level of reduction
NOTE: If you are currently receiving regular UC benefits, your regular UC benefits will NOT be changed or affected by this federal reduction. However, if your regular UC benefits end on or after April 6 and you are eligible for emergency, or EUC, benefits, your EUC benefit amount will be affected by the federal sequestration.
Total available weeks currently available in Pennsylvania is 63 weeks (Regular 26 weeks+ EUC 37 weeks)
Note: Currently Pennsylvania does not offer extended benefits (EB).
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