Kansas Unemployment Extension

Updated : June 19th, 2019

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

EUC is a 100% federally funded program that provides benefits to individuals who have exhausted regular state benefits. The EUC program was created on June 30, 2008, and has been modified several times. The latest was on January 2, 2013. The eligibility for EUC is determined by federal and state laws. This compensation differs from state to state depending on the unemployment rate.

The maximum number of weeks an individual can receive Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits in Kansas depends on –
Have filed a valid UI claim effective May 2, 2006, or after
Are not eligible for a new state unemployment insurance claim in any state or in Canada
Have had 20 weeks of full-time, insured employment or the equivalent in insured wages and
Are fully or partially unemployed on or after July 6, 2008, and meet all eligibility criteria such as being ready, willing and able to work

In Kansas, up to 40 weeks of unemployment compensation is available which includes 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits which is 100% state UI trust funds.

Up to 14 weeks of EUC benefits are available currently. This will change based on the unemployment rate of the state.

IMPORTANT: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Payments reduced as of March 31, 2013. The President has directed across-the-board budget cuts to many federal programs, including the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. These reductions are generally known as “sequestration” budget cuts. All payments of EUC for weeks beginning on or after March 31, 2013, shall be reduced by 10.7%.

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.

More on unemployment extension here.

  1. If I live in Missouri and worked in Kansas and received 20 weeks of unemployment from Kansas and there is no Extension available in 2019, can I apply to my home state where I live for unemployment benefits?

    1. Debbie,

      Not sure if you can do that. As much as I am aware, Unemployment Insurance is a one-time cycle. Please reach out to the Unemployment Office for assistance.

  2. my benifits did run out onfeb 01st still unemployed ,how can i get an extention since i exhasted all my benifits can i resume my benifits since it is a new year.

  3. I have been on unemployment for 16 weeks. They have canceled my unemployment and I still don’t have a job. I have applied for everything I could think of but because it was the end of the year there weren’t very many new job listings. I am hoping that the new year will change this. They told me I could reapply when I first signed up and now they are saying I can reapply in a year. I need to pay my bills now! I have a part time job but it doesn’t pay my bills. Can I apply for EUC with you now? Thanks for your help!

    1. 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.

  4. My benefits run (original 26 weeks) out on October 2, 2013. Should I apply for extended or emergency right now so no disruption in monies coming in? Thank you.

  5. Kansas – My unemployment for this “benefit” year will run out Aug. 20. My new “benefit year” begins September 1, at which time I will be eligibile again. I received a EUC letter in the mail, but would rather not mess with it since it is only for one week. Do I need to fill out the EUC application?

    1. The extension could go beyond your “benefit year”. Assuming your current claim is based on a time period when you were more fully employed, a new claim would probably mean a lower weekly benefit amount. The extension will keep you more or less at your current claim amount. If you have actually worked enough time at significantly higher wages since you opened your claim, perhaps the weekly benefit rate on a new claim could be more. You can talk to the local unemployment office representative to get an idea which would be the best choice. If a new claim is significantly lower than your current rate, I think they are required to allow you to continue on the EUC.

    2. I have exhausted all my option looking for a job my job skill is limited to a few dealership
      My job title is operation director for the last 30 years I am 71 years old there r no jobs for me out there what do I do to fill out my weekly job search

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