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Minnesota Unemployment Extension

Updated : February 11th, 2019

Unemployment Insurance is a state-federal program that provides cash benefits to eligible workers who are currently unemployed through no fault of their own. Each state administers a separate unemployment insurance program, but all states need to follow the guidelines established by federal law. In Minnesota, an unemployed individual could be entitled for the regular benefits and emergency unemployment compensation depending on the eligibility.

The federal unemployment extension program is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08). 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. It was modified recently on January 1st, 2013, Congress passed and the President signed a bill that moves the end date of EUC to December, 2013.

The EUC for each state depends on its unemployment rate. Eligibility for EUC is determined by federal law. This means you will have to apply to determine your eligibility once you exhaust all your regular benefits.

For applicants currently receiving EUC benefits:
  • If you still have a balance remaining on your EUC account, adjustment will be made so you can continue to request and receive EUC benefits.
  • You will be able to continue to request EUC benefits each week on your regular schedule.
  • The bill DID NOT increase the number of weeks of benefits for which you are eligible.
  • You must continue to make an intensive work search each week to be eligible for EUC benefits which will be monitored.

For applicants receiving Regular State Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits:

  • If you exhaust your Regular State UI benefits, you will be able to apply for EUC.
  • There will be up to 14 weeks of EUC available if you exhaust your Regular State UI benefits.
  • This means only Tier 1 benefits are available in Minnesota.

For applicants who have already exhausted EUC benefits:

  • The bill did not add any additional EUC benefits.
  • If you have worked since last applying for Regular State UI benefits, you may be able to establish a new Regular UI account. Log in to your account and look for the Apply link in the upper left corner of your home page.

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.

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  1. So what do we do if my husbands benefits expire and he has tried to get work. Are we now homeless and out on the streets? My income cannot support both of us and our mortgage, bills, etc.

    1. Mary,

      I can understand your ordeal. Unfortunately, UI is a one-time affair. Please ask your husband to contact the Unemployment Office to find out a possible availability of additional monetary benefits.

    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.

  2. Should I continue to request benefit payments even though my funds have been exhausted for 2017? The website says to request for any weeks unemployed..

    1. Roger,

      If the funds have exhausted, that should be the end of the claims process. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  3. I have one week of regular state unemployment left. Do I qualify for the EUC, Tier I or is there any other extension in Minnesota. I do not have a job yet.

    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. how do I apply for an extension of unemployment benefits? I have exhausted my UI & would like to apply for EUC.
    Thank you for your response.

    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.

  5. I am working a seasonal job and collecting unemployment benefits. I will be laid off and still have some benefits remaining. Will I be able to do a new unemployment claim and extend my benefits in this case when my layoff is in effect?

    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.

  6. Hi, as of 2016 are there any extensions put forth yet? I am in Ironworker in the Minnesota building trades and there are so many ironworkers here in Minnesota and new apprentice classes twice a year, there is not enough work to go around . My unemployment runs out in one and a half months . I have been offered employment that does not start until July . I need to know if there are any more extensions set forth ?

    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.

    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.

  7. Hi, My Minnesota UI benefit is almost done. I still do not have any job offers and would like to know how I apply for E.U.C also how do I find out if I qualify? Please let me know as soon as you can.

    Thank you.

  8. Hi there-

    I will soon exhaust my Minnesota UI benefit. I still do not have work & would like to know if I qualify and if so, how to apply for Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

    Thank you.

    1. As you may be aware, E.U.C remains expired at this time.

      Please keep a track of national news and apply once/if approved.

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