US congress has implemented a 2012 unemployment benefits extension in the highest unemployed states in the country. Nearly overshadowed by debates, Congress is wrestling with how to increase the unemployment benefits that are about to expire. This emergency unemployment compensation is certainly a necessity and has been extended by Congress nine times since they were first passed in June, 2008.
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The US Senate passed a bill with overwhelming support from senators of both parties and the backing of Obama which had a provision for extended unemployment benefits for two months in 2012. This means the federal extended unemployment benefits will continue to be paid for even those nearing the end of the maximum 99 weeks.
As stated by National Employment Law Project (NELP) paper, nearly seven ....Read more »