Kansas Unemployment Extension
Updated : February 15th, 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.