Arizona Unemployment Extension
Updated : June 18th, 2019
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 the 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.
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.
Extended Benefits (EB) – Program Ended
Under federal law, as of 2019, EUC benefits are no longer available.
Extensions for collecting UI payments are in effect only during periods of high unemployment and only if the state or federal government take specific action to provide extended benefits.