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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 –

  1. Labor market and career information
  2. An assessment of your skills
  3. Orientation to the services available through the Workforce office; and
  4. Review of your eligibility for EUC benefits relating to your job search activities.

Questions & Answers

  1. Henry White says:

    Please help, I filed for Unemployment after 10 years with previous employer. Your Investigation Team Supervisor contacted me and it was decided the stated information submitted was incorrect and I began Unemployment.

    During my filing at local office, I was never informed that after 26 weeks our State of Oklahoma eliminated Tier 1. I have seen so many contradicting facts.

    I found out calling local office, OK does not have extensions.

    Is that correct. I found on internet Extension Filing Documents. Now because of not being informed in beginning. No Unemployment tomorrow without warning, I lose my and spouses phone service and Daughters service (OSU Honors w/scholarship) by end of week. our Electric and Water on 17th, my Mortgage loss could lose our home.

    Please tell me, OKLAHOMA has extensions.

    • Sam says:


      Please note this is a private forum.

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available.

  2. Roger Reynolds says:

    What do people do to keep from being homeless after unemployment benefits have run out? I was let go after working for a company for 32 years. I have applied to so many jobs it’s hard to keep track and absolutely no success in even getting an interview! I am soon to be 51 years old with a ton of manufacturing experience but I guess people see my lack of a degree and my age and that’s as far as it goes?? I am in excellent shape and we’ll able to work but noone seems interested. We also have a daughter that is an adult that requires 100% care so my wife cannot work as she is the full time care taker. We are running out of options!!!

    • Sam says:


      I can understand your situation. Please try applying for jobs on the internet since there are multiple opportunities available.

  3. David Formanski jr says:

    What are the rules for enrollment in collage courses,and do I continue to get unemployment while attending school. Thank you have a blessed day.

    • Sam says:


      Thank you for writing to us. I do not have any information in this regard. Please talk to the Unemployment Office to understand the specifics.

  4. Janice Reid says:

    Is there a way to get an extension on Oklahoma Unemployment benefits? There are no jobs which meet my experience and state licenses.

    • Sam says:

      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. Rhonda Smith says:

    How do. I apply for EUC Tier 1 benefits? I have exhausted all of my normal benefits.

    Thanks for your help!


    Rhonda Smith

    • Martin says:

      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. melissa says:

    My benefits run out this week and ive been reading about extentions. All say that oklahoma has a tier 2 but i you say not. I followed all requirements and still havent found a job for this time od year. So ia there a extension

  7. Kellen says:

    What happens if you applied for all of your jobs online never once actually talking to a person on the phone or face to face. I never recieved the booklet and I was reading online that those to are requirements did I just commit fraud or am I okay because the lady at workforce told me I could use but thats how I have applied for all my jobs every week. Im freaking out I dont want to go to jail or something over this

    • Martin says:

      You don’t have to panic. When you make your weekly claim online, you’ll be required to file the work search report online.

      For further details in this regard, please call the Claims Center.

  8. Renee Colleen Hunt says:

    I’ve about exhausted my unemployment and need to file an extension because in the city I live doesn’t have to much to offer in the way of Job’s ! I’ve done the required 2 job searches a week and I’ve had a handful of job interview’s and nothing has come of that,so what are my Chance’s of me getting an extension ?! I have rent and Bill’s to pay foror my family Say’s I’m out !! I don’t want to be homeless !! Please Help !!

    • Martin says:

      I can understand your concern.

      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.

  9. Eamon D. Sisson says:

    my benefits ran out 1/11/16 and my beneficiary year ended on 7/10/16,,,i was told on 1/12/16 that I had to wait until my year is up before refiling while I take a on-line course,,,but no luck as of yet,,,,why is that?

    • Martin says:

      UI benefits are not revolving in nature. They do not get refreshed every year.

      You can contact the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

  10. Mary Pianalto says:

    I worked for a company in Oklahoma for 15 years. Due to market globalization in the automotive rebuilding industry, our company went out of business in Oklahoma. I am almost at the end of my Oklahoma Unemployment Benefits. I have weekly applied to at least two companies and kept records of that. I apparently need to file an extension; I was told that there may be special help for those whose jobs were affected by the globalization of their industry. I’ve looked online for how to file an extension.

    • Martin says:

      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.

  11. Tim says:

    I am confused by the statement there is no extension in Oklahoma? From what I a have been told from people there is. If you also go to other websites on Oklahoma unemployment they state there is a Tier 1 and 2. So I am concerned why you state there isn’t any?

    • Martin says:

      Well, these benefits are not provided for all. As far as I am aware, there is no extension.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state for further information.

  12. Ashley Dixon says:

    I got laid off from Jackie Brannon in November then worked for Allford propane from the end of February til the first of April and laid off due to low propane sales

    • Martin says:

      If you got laid off and have been employed largely in the last 4-5 calendar quarters, please consider applying for Unemployment Insurance.

      Please use the eligibility calculator available on this site to calculate.

  13. Deborah says:

    my benefits in Oklahoma are exhausted and my search log is pitiful as there was nothing in my field and experience to apply to. I have listed my searches and the few resumes I’ve sent and been rejected, will this satisfy them?

  14. A Long says:

    I was a workforce reduction in Oct. 2015 my unemployment benefits will run out in March of 2016. I have not found a job yet. I’m doing my work search as required and more if possible. What will be my next step if no job lines up before March.

  15. Josephine Green says:

    I worked for a company for 16 or 17 years and they recently laid me off permanently then was told that the doors had closed and shut down Nowata publishing and most everyone got unemployment but others got an extension well my question is how did the other employees get an extension one or two of us did not.

    • Martin says:

      As far as I am aware, there is no extension in benefits available anywhere in the country.

      You may want to check further with the labor authorities in your state.

  16. Shelly says:

    my unemployment expired 1/17/16
    This is for tier 1, is there a tier 2 in Oklahoma?

    • Martin says:

      As far as we’re aware, there is no Tier 2 benefits.

      Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state.

  17. Lynn says:

    I have exhausted Tier 1 of my benefits as of this Saturday…Do I need to contact them, continue filing? I’m not sure this is unfamiliar to me. I read 2 tiers are available, will they send me paperwork? I am concerned because I have bills and I am living week to week as it is. Thanks

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  19. Ell says:

    I have exhausted my unemployment benefits as of the week of Dec 6th, 2015. I received 26 weeks total unemployment benefits after being laid off from a 34 year long career. Is there currently an extension to unemployment benefits available in Oklahoma? And if so, is there a waiting period before one can file for the extended weeks? I am finding all kinds of mixed/contradicting info on line regarding this matter. The OK unemployment sites are awful and not up-to-date. In addition, I can not get a live person when I call the 800-555-1554 number. In addition, no one (no one soul) at the local unemployment office/workforce placement in Bartlesville knows whether there are extensions or not. It is ridiculous. Can someone please verify where or not an extension is available for Oklahoma, following the exhaustion of initial umemployment benefits?? Thank you so much,

  20. barry says:

    I have exhausted my unemployment benefits as of last week. Can I file for a extension? I reside in Oklahoma.

    • Martin says:

      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.

  21. William Heffernan says:

    I received benefits that ended 2 years ago when I was able to find some contract work. In the past year I have not found any additional work. Can I resume benefits even if it has been over 2 years since I had benefits?

  22. Erica says:

    I started to receive extended benefits in the middle of December. Last payment was 12/28. I have continued to file weekly. Is there anything I should do to see if benefits will resume?

    • Adrian says:

      Extended benefits is a scheme sponsored by the federal govt. and has expired.There will be no additional benefits for time being.Please watch local and national news for further updates on this.

  23. anna hoke says:

    Recieved one tier one check for the last week avalable. Will there be any more checks? Is there some other assistance if not?

    • beltway says:

      For questions regarding your unemployment claim and future payments, if you live in the Oklahoma City calling area contact 405-525-1500, if you live outside OKC calling area or out of state contact 1-800-555-1554.

  24. Debi says:

    My last week of regular unemployment is exhausted on Dec 21st(Sat) and turned in on Dec 22nd(Sun). The following week ending on Dec 28th would be filed on Dec 29th (Sun) thru EUC Tier 1. The actual week ends on Dec 28th but you file it the day after. Am I OK? – Thank you – Debi

  25. Jacqueline Ohman says:

    I have had my present job for 7 years, but because we have lost part of the government contract we worked under, my job is somewhat precarious. What is the average time to be re employed in a non professional environment for a 60 yr old female?

  26. michael carey says:

    would like to file for extende unemployment benefits, I live in oklahoma

  27. kendle ortiz says:

    I have gotten one extension on my unemployment and wanted to know if I could get another extension or if that was all I could get. Thank you.

  28. Jada Moore says:

    I have a question, I collected unemployment last year, then I qualified for extended federal benefits. I only received 12 weeks of extended benefits. During my benefit year Tier 2 and Tier 3 were cut due to state unemployment dropping. One week before I was due to apply for tier 2 I was cut and even my last week was cut by half. I felt totally left out in the cold with hardly any warning and still no job. Since I am still Unemployed If tier 2 and 3 became available would I be eligible to qualify since Unemployment extension was extended to Dec. 2013? Any insight on this would be appreciated
    Thanks, Jada Moore

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Jada,

      It is unfortunate that you had to suffer. The EUC tiers are dependent on the unemployment rate of the state. You can check if you can resume collecting your EUC benefits, this could be possible. As of April 2013, the unemployment rate of Oklahoma is 4.9%. This means only tier 1 is available as of now which is up to 14 weeks.

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