Oklahoma Unemployment Extension
Extended unemployment compensation (EUC) benefits are a federal government program that continues benefits after regular state benefits have been exhausted. There are up to 4 tiers which depend on the unemployment rate of the state. Currently, 2 tiers are available in the state of Oklahoma –
Tier 1 EUC
Tier 2 EUC
Extended Unemployment Compensation benefit claims may now be filed through December 28, 2013. No new Tier 1 EUC claims may be filed after December 28, 2013.
Anyone who establishes a Tier 1 or 2 EUC claim on or after March 23rd will be required to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Required to register with Employment Services.
- Actively search for work and make appropriate employer contacts in light of the labor market, and your skills and capabilities.
- Maintain a detailed record of your contacts.
- Provide your work search records to the state upon request.
Attend Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment Activities at your Workforce Oklahoma office which will include –
- Labor market and career information
- An assessment of your skills
- Orientation to the services available through the Workforce office; and
- Review of your eligibility for EUC benefits relating to your job search activities.
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.