Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits

Author : neha

Updated : August 3rd, 2018

***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***

Those who are obtaining unemployment benefits are also entitled to apply for additional extended  benefits under various state and federal schemes. Customary unemployment insurance lasts for up to 12 weeks (2016) in Florida. When there are elevated levels of unemployment in your state,  you will receive an extension of benefits. A soaring level of unemployment is described as a rate above 6%. Your state will inform you about the unemployment extension when your traditional benefits are about to run out.

Want to know how long does this extension provide benefits in your State?

Benefits Extension by State – Available Weeks

The following table shows number of weeks of extension allowed in each state. Everyone will be eligible for UI benefits. EUC and EB benefits are determined based on the current unemployment rate in the State and subject to availability.

StateUIEUC EBTotal Weeks
Dist of Columbia260026
North Carolina200020
North Dakota260026
New Hampshire260026
New Jersey260026
New Mexico260026
New York260026
Rhode Island260026
South Carolina200020
South Dakota260026
West Virginia260026

UI: Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs offer the basic unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become jobless through no fault of their own, and meet specific other eligibility requirements.

Note: Emergency Unemployment Compensation(E.U.C) remains expired and is not available in any of the states or D.C.  Extended Benefits(EB) are only activated during high unemployment period and is state specific.

EUC:  This is a 100% federally funded program that offers benefits to those who have exhausted regular state benefits. There are presently four Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits extensions available. Each Tier provides additional weeks of unemployment other than the basic state unemployment benefits.

EB: Extended Benefits (EB) are available to workers who have exhausted usual unemployment insurance benefits all through periods of high unemployment.


Unemployment Extension Tiers

As already mentioned, in the United States, there is a usual of up to 12 weeks of unemployment benefits, known as “regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits”. There are two programs for extending UI benefits.

  • Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)
  • Extended Benefits (EB)

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

Important Note: EUC benefits remain expired as of December 28,2013 awaiting an extension that is being debated to be approved by the Congress. These are not available currently.We suggest that you keep a track of national news in this regard for updates.

Unemployment benefits extension

A Tier of unemployment is an addition of a certain amount of weeks of unemployment benefits. There are presently four Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits extensions available. Each Tier provides additional weeks of unemployment other than the basic state unemployment benefits.

  • EUC Tier 1 offer up to 20 weeks or 80% of an individual’s maximum benefit amount from their original unemployment insurance claim, whichever amount is less.
  • EUC Tier 2 gives up to 14 weeks of 54% of an individual’s highest benefit amount from their original unemployment insurance claim, whichever amount is less. An individual must tire out EUC Tier 1 benefits so as to obtain EUC Tier 2 benefits.
  • EUC Tier 3 provide up to 13 weeks or 50% of an individual’s maximum benefit amount from their actual unemployment insurance claim, whichever amount is less. An individual must run out EUC Tier 2 benefits in order to receive EUC Tier 3 benefits.
  • EUC Tier 4 offer up to 6 weeks or 24% of an individual’s maximum benefit from their original UI claim, whichever amount is less. An individual must exhaust their EUC Tier 3 claim by benefit.

Extended Benefits (EB)

Extended Benefits are obtainable to workers who have tired usual unemployment insurance benefits all through periods of high unemployment. The basic Extended Benefits program offers up to 13 extra weeks of benefits when a State is undergoing high unemployment.

EB is activated only during high unemployment period in the State.

How to File for Unemployment Benefits Extension

  1. Check your state’s unemployment extension qualification criteria. The rules for unemployment and unemployment extension are dissimilar in each state. Start exploring the unemployment extension eligibility criteria particular to your state. There are often two different unemployment extensions, one in state funded while the other funded by the government.
  2. Gather all personal information necessary; and reapply. Collect all of your information you needed upon primarily filing unemployment; your work histories, your reason of unemployment, and your social security number. In order to obtain an unemployment extension, go to your state’s unemployment website, or call the employment security department. Apply for your unemployment extension.
  3. Wait for the mail; the paperwork comes in the mail and your checks must keep coming. Once you have applied for your unemployment benefits, wait for the paperwork and the payments that will follow. Bear in mind that you can be inspected on your job search at any time; keep through job search records with reliable contacts to confirm receiving your application.
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  1. Martin, your responses are accurate but bullsh*t, this entire nation is a joke and the way it is being ran. I mean, there are some people complaining on here because they have to maybe take a Job they don’t want to or don’t like, but hey that’s life and the society we live in. But then there are people like me, who are unemployment just because there is a temporary loss of work with every expectation to return to work, but what happens if that takes a little longer than Benefits last, I have to pay child support and if i don’t my license will get suspended and i could possibly be thrown in Jail and since i haven’t been paying the full amount due to child support, i know have to accept a lower paying Job, which won’t change my child support obligation at all until it can go back to court…e.c.t you get the idea, the way us lower and middle class citizens are treated by our government is a joke, yet we are the ones who make the rich richer, we are the backbone of our society, yet we are crapped on every step of the way.

    It is garbage, yet we need just a little extra help to make it through a couple weeks after paying our entire working career into the unemployment pool for what, to be told too bad we aren’t going to give you those extra couple weeks you need…

  2. I am in the same boat as many others. I have worked for over 30 years in IT, and and finding it harder and harder to get a job. I have about 2.5 months left of UI and I guess at that point I will have to see if Walmart is hiring. That will not pay enough to keep my house, and I don’t qualify for EBT because of my past income and things like owning a home and car. So I don’t know where I will be. The only reason I am existing now is that I saved some money, so that supplements my unemployment. BUT because I did save money, I don’t qualify for any government benefits. I am a diabetic as well as have heart problems, and medication/insulin is not affordable with health insurance. I have put in applications everywhere I can find, and still no job. I am a single woman so it’s up to me to pay the bills. I have put into the “system” for over 35 years, and I think it’s only right and fair that I not be left in the position I am. I pay 33% or more in taxes and it just doesn’t seem right that I not be able to get more benefits when needed. Something needs to be done

  3. Last I heard the Senate voted “yes” to approve the federal extension but was waiting for the House to approve it. Any news on this?? I can not find anything online.

    1. We do not have any concrete update on the federal extension of Unemployment Insurance.

      Please keep a track of the news in this regard.

  4. Since Trump was born with a GOLD SPOON and has a wealthy life he doesn’t care about how long or how hard we work before loosing our job. All they see we are all a bunch of UNemploy ppl.

  5. Hello,
    I’m currently on UI but my son, who was diagnosed with autism will continue to need my care after my UI runs out. Am I able to apply for an extension due to family circumstances? We do not have any family around that can help with him. Thank you!

    1. Unfortunately, personal reasons are not considered. Either way, there is no extension available.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further information.

  6. I leave in the South and we have the lowest number of weeks to receive unemployment benefits. I have also exhausted 19 weeks of benefits and have tried tirelessly to find employment. Like some of the others that have made comments, I have worked for over 25 years and for there not to be an extension is ridiculous. My problem with the job market is that I am a baby boomer with a MBA and is over qualified for most positions. I should not have to take additional classes in order to compete in this job market. I have paid my dues to this country and should not be held accountable for being unemployed due to no fault of my own. I can even do basis math.

    1. I can understand your frustration. There is little one can do about it.

      Perhaps, you can inquire with your state for the availability of state provided an extension in Unemployment Benefits.

      1. I am sure I will get the same answer as everyone else has. Please check with your state. But, one person I totally agreed on here who spoke the truth and that is the fact that our jobs are being sent overseas or that our jobs are being taken over by immigrants who may not even be here legally. I have multiple doctors notes telling me that I cannot work due to my medical condition after going through cancer treatment. Yet, I continued to work. I continued receiving notes not just for my own health but due to my husband’s health who had 3 heart attacks, a stroke, and was placed on hospice, I needed to be in the home to take care of him. Shortly after this, our 2nd son had to have brain, and spinal cord surgery. I took a job where I could work from home to care for them at the same time I was working. It was extremely difficult but I worked around the clock caring for them, still worked my job, never missing a day of work. I was only able to get about 3 hours of sleep per night and that was when I was lucky. I was a remote worker for a company from home. I could have accepted what the doctors said being that it was impossible for me to work and be able to provide the medical care for my family. I could have been like many and lived off the government accepting food stamps, government housing, etc. But, I didn’t. I took care of my family to the best of my ability, and worked for decades. The only time I didn’t work was when my 1st son had to have an unrelated bone marrow transplant. I didn’t work for that year, and I also took time off six years later when his health was declining and our son had complications due to his transplant and was placed himself also on hospice. He died shortly after. I took time off to care for him when he was in the hospital, on hospice, and about a month after he died. I had worked for many different companies from home over the years. My most recent position was for a temp position in the beginning, but it soon became a longer project and lasted 17 months. I was told that my job would be a permanent position but was employed by a recruiting agency. That was my biggest mistake right there, listening to the recruiting agency. The recruiting firm laid me off after my big project was completed with them for the company I was working for through them. Due to my type of specialized job field, and the fact that I had to sign a non-compete in the industry, I have been unable to find other work from home remote jobs in my industry. To be able to work outside the home in a different field which would be a loss of my career and definitely money, I would have to hire a full time nurse for my husband and son. The recruiting agency really screwed me up with promises of this being a permanent job and not having to worry about ever being laid off. They also told me that they would be able to find me another position right away if the company did not want to start a new project after I finished it. It has been 7 months now. I received letters of recommendation from both the recruiting agency and company that I was doing the project with. I worked with several doctors who also gave me wonderful recommendations.

        When you reply on here in answers to questions that people need to put more effort into their job searches, I do think that is insulting. I am sure all these people who are commenting / questioning have been searching constantly or they would not be replying on this forum. Since being laid off seven months ago, I have sent out over 2400 resumes, and I have applied online to even more positions than I have sent out resumes. The problem is my field is rare so I have applied to everything there is for my field whether or not the position is open. I have also applied to numerous positions that I may not have much experience in but would be qualified to do based on my education. I have applied for jobs that would be a loss of $50,000 & even more than what I was making in my former position. Even with those jobs that I have applied for, my feedback has been that I am over qualified for those positions. I have been so desperate that I have even applied for minimum wage jobs. Even the minimum wage job interviews that I have had, I have not gotten because they have said that they know I would not be a permanent employee and last if another position in my field would come up. Even though I tried to reassure them that I would stay (knowing honestly that I probably would go for a higher paid position in my career), they would not hire me. I had no choice but to sign the non-compete for the last position that I had. I was told that if I was laid off, it would not affect me. But, it has. I also have since found out that the company I was working for through the recruiting agency did want to hire me permanently but they also had to sign a form through the recruiting agency that they would not hire me unless through them for five years. Now they could “buy” me out but this would be a high six figure amount.

        I have several college completed educational degrees, numerous certifications and have many recognitions and awards for the career I have been in, and published papers. All this has not mattered to companies who I have interviewed with. I have either been overqualified or I lacked the experience in other occupations that I have applied for because I have been in the same career for decades. Because my unemployment has been seven months now, all of our savings have been depleted. My husband’s medical expenses alone are over $5,000 a month. When I tried to apply for help with government programs recently for insurance, we were denied because the income was based on the last year’s income taxes.

        I have had to sell my vehicles, clothes, and most of what I have owned to even make ends meet. I now have the worry every day of how to even put food on the table for my family. We will not be able to afford our rent any longer and all I see in our near future is homelessness. This scares me. I have no idea how to meet the medical expenses for my husband and son. I go without food for myself and I have lost over 100 lbs since being laid off, and I have gone without my own medicine and treatments so my family can have what they need. There needs to be extensions for people who are in my situation who have now been left with nothing. My state had a maximum amount for unemployment of only $330 a week. We have lost everything, and will continue to lose. I wish that I would not have had so much education which also left me in enormous debt. I have tried to even leave my education off with some jobs that I have applied for since this seems to hurt me for other jobs that I have applied for. The career that I was in was not a typical job and only 10 of us in the US do the job that I did. Many of the companies have now left the industry and/or have moved overseas.

        This needs to be changed ASAP for extensions. I can guarantee you that everyone on here has widened their job searches like I have. When I was working, I always believed in paying it forward to others and donated more than 25% of my pay per week to others to help those out in need. I donated to many 501(3)c charities, and organizations because I believe that when I was blessed, that I needed to help others that were less fortunate with money and even volunteering my time. I would pay for a nurse caregiver for my family so I could volunteer when I had time off from working.

        Now that my family is in need, there is no help available for us. I spend 80 plus hours a week job searching. And still seven months later, I am still unemployed, now in debt more than ever having had to max my credit cards out to pay for us to survive and now I cannot even pay the minimum due on my credit cards. I will have to file bankruptcy because we are now left with no choice. My family is falling apart. My family’s health and my own is declining my the day. I have had to resort to going to our local food bank which gives our family only enough food to fix 2 meals per month. You are only allowed to visit once per month in our county. Many of the items the food bank gives families are things that they cannot have with their diets. Food banks give away a lot of sugary items like cakes, cookies, etc. This is not something that our family can eat when 2 members of our family are type 1 juvenile diabetics.

        Sorry that this is such a long post, but I think reality needs to be shown for what is REALLY going on for those of us who are unemployed and had great careers and lived a hard working life with our careers and families, and helping others, and are now left with nothing, nowhere to turn for help for ourselves, and we are falling apart. These extensions need to happen for those of us who are really trying.

        1. Why does it seem everyone is blaming immigrants for losing their job and not get extent benefits? First of all when you go to a office you are asked for your social security number which you don’t have that means you can’t barely get helped, I exhausted all my 26 weeks but when I was terminated I had $5.000 on my account still do by the grace of God I applied to at least a 100 jobs today they seem better than my previous job I have four interviews this week I’m hoping I can get at least one instead of bashing immigrants maybe we need to come together voice our opinion about lacks of job and benefit extension, I’m not sure creating a post to bash anyone will help. Pray for God to change everyone financial situation.

  7. I received about 3 weeks unemployment they sent me a letter stating my funds was exhausted I been working 14,15 years at that job it was supposed to go through april 2017
    they stop it 2 week in November had not gotten anything since no job an looking they took my benefits I need it

    1. You will only receive what you’ve been approved for. If you feel there is an error, please call the Unemployment Office for further clarification.

  8. I love how every response is to call or visit your unemployment office there is no unemployment office in the Pittsburgh area and try calling +1-888-313-7284 and see how far you get I’ve been trying to reach them for a solid week now it’s busy from 8 a.m. all day long I’ve hit redial every 5 minutes I finally get through only to be put on hold for 2 & a half hours then told you to call volume they won’t get to my call leave my phone number and they’ll call me back I’m still waiting for a call back what a joke they are holding money and need information from me to process my claim yet I don’t know what the information is and I can’t reach them to give it to them so frustrating I sent emails to Governor wolf

    1. Barb,

      I can understand your frustration. There is little we can do since we’re a private forum. I hope you get to the end of this soon.

    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.

  9. I already received unemployment will be finish next month 1st week.after 1 week my delivery that case can I get more unemployment.


  11. Hello Martin,
    can you provide the contact parties for each state that people who are unemployed and not getting benefit extensions can contact to voice our concerns? It would seem that if the government contacts where unidated with correspondence “just maybe” something can be done by way of extending benefits until jobs are found. I understand that some people may be trying to “milk” the unemployment benefits. However when you have people, like the ones on this blog that have been displaced for whatever reason and have worked for 25-30 years, it just seems plain ridiculous that there are no options! Maybe, just maybe, with this being an election year, if enough people make some noise, something will get done. Right now, the unemployment rate “appears low” because people cannot extend their claims! Once your 12-26 weeks are up, that’s it!!
    So if you could suggest a starting point, perhaps there can be a uniform letter that people on the internet can start in their states and send whichever government entity is responsible for bring to the forefront.
    Thank you.

    1. Hello Crystal,

      Thank you for writing to us. I understand your concern since we get quite a few questions from citizens seeking benefits extension. The best way you can go about leading a cause is to get on, create a petition, promote it through relevant online and offline channels and submit it to the government.

      You can also get it touch with the US Department of Labor by using the link below.

      Best wishes!

  12. I am glad I found this chat. I am feeling so depress without my income. I also was on unemployment since last September and the ‘money’ ran out this past July unexpectedly. So many bills to pay and going to school trying to better my self. It is not easy. I am in Massachusetts and I was told today by the Unemployment office there is no extension or hope for one. I feel your pain.

  13. I just started receiving benefits. I received a letter I had to attend a mandatory orientation meeting, REALA. The letter said if you can’t make it make sure you contact the workforce center within one business day which I contacted them five days ahead of time to tell them I had kidney Dialysisv that day and needed to reschedule to a non-dialysis day. I was immediately punished because they held back not just the week of dialysis but the other week also. I lost two weeks with the benefits because I had to go to dialysis. The workforce center I sent all my information in to the state but now I’m wondering how long this will take and lose my benefits or will they just be delayed. This seems a very harsh policy to publish people before they even understand what’s going on. I use part of my benefits for medication and transportation costs to help me look for work. Taking them away for me suddenly has really hurt me. I cannot miss dialysis it is not an option or I Wind up in the hospital. Also why does it say in the orientation letter I might lose one weeks of pay for not attending if I don’t have a good reason but they withheld two weeks. This just seems they’re being punitive for the sake of being punitive.

    1. Well, I do understand your frustration.

      Perhaps, you can visit the nearest/designated Workforce center once you’re well and explain the health condition. If they deny benefits, you can appeal the decision by asking for an adjudicator.

  14. I appreciate you running this blog. I know it’s a bit of work and can be frustrating and thankless. So, thanks.

    How about now? It’s a few months later. There’s no date on your notice at the top. Is UEC still expired? I’m in Ohio and my 26 runs out next week. I’m getting panicky.

    1. Thank you for the feedback.

      The EUC remains expired and I don’t see any hope. You may contact the Unemployment Office to inquire about the availability of state-sponsored extensions.

    Florida’s maximum weeks of collecting unemployment is 12 WEEKS. Your information creates false hope and unneeded phone calls to the unemployment office.

    1. Thank you for the feedback. We will make the required changes shortly on the relevant web pages.

      In Florida, the state provided basic UI benefits changes every year.

  16. I’m just trying to understand. My benefits have run out, hundreds of application’s sent and no responses. What is a person suppose to do? I worked 21 years, collected 20 weeks of unemployment and no I maybe homeless. This website is pointless.

    1. Please note this is a private forum.

      If you’re looking for an extension in benefits, the EUC has expired. You may visit the nearest Unemployment Office for further information.


    1. I can understand your concern. Wish we could offer more than just words.

      Perhaps, you can find like-minded people and file petition with the Governor’s office.

  18. Hello, I recently got employed at only 20 hrs a week….prior worked as a temp for 4 weeks pre temp job worked Corporate Job for a Hospital network making good money. The job I have may be only a test/temp job….if if goes belly up…CAN I apply for benefits ? It would most likely be taken from previous job(s) Ended good paying Corporate after one year or slight less, that was 2015/summer…now its almost a year to date…if current employment fails/runs out can I collect from higher paying employment. Thank You I am in P.A. no dependents.

    1. Temporary/Contractual jobs are generally not eligible since employers’ do not pay relevant taxes to the state.

      Please call the Unemployment Office in your state and apply accordingly.

  19. I,just as the others have exhausted my UI benefits for the first quarter.However,I have money remaining in the other 3 quarters.I worked for 28 years straight.I only drew 5408.00.How do I receive my remaining benefits that are in the last 3 quarters?

  20. Why is this section even here if the is no extension of benefits you should just put there is no extension of benefits then you wouldn’t have all these questions.

    1. Agreed Rene. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

      We’ve put a note at the beginning of the article. Thank you for the feedback.

  21. I live in Louisiana, and they have informed me that the state of Louisiana does not have an extension. I asked about the federal extension, and they said there was no such thing. How do I apply for an extension on a federal level if my state will not help me?

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

      Please call the Unemployment Office or visit the nearest center for further information.

  22. Hiya. I worked for 11 years for Walgreens when my position was eliminated and I was given severance after they tried to fire me to avoid giving me the severance. I got my 26 weeks and its nearly my 1 year anniversary of this occurance, which I started getting unemployment in August though my actual ‘firing’ wasn’t till september. I currently work as an independent contractor for a ..well, phone chat hotline, we’ll say, and I am paid inconsistantly because the money I earn is entirely based on how many clients on a given day I happen to speak with(paid only by the minute). I’m fairly sure I cannot apply for unemployment again, or can I? Is there any kind of…Underemployment? I usually make around 600 a a month, but some months its just barely over 400, some months it can be several thousand.

    Thank you.

    1. Firstly, UI benefits are not revolving in nature. In the sense, if you’ve already received once to the extent of availability, you will not be eligible for it again.

      Secondly, contracted workers do not generally qualify for Unemployment Insurance.

  23. Hi there, I received no letter in the mail regarding my benefits or their expiration for that matter. I am not angry, I am just scared… I am in NC, I have just collected my final week of UI benefits, is there any way possible to apply for extended benefits? what is the difference in the “tiers” I keep reading about? I keep reading about people saying they are on their “tier 1” … I guess what I am asking is- IS THERE ANOTHER ROUND OF UI BENEFITS UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME OR IS THIS IT? I have a car payment, rent, utilities, groceries and gas like everyone else to pay for.. im looking at losing everything! HELP

    1. Well, there is no form of extension available as far as my knowledge goes.

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

  24. So frustrating. I am in Florida. Got laid off after 20 years. Just a shot out of the blue that I never even saw coming. Florida only awarded me 12 weeks. After 20 years of not missing one day all I get is a lousy 12 weeks. At my age 58 it is hard to even find something minimum wage. I can’t seem to find out about any extended benefits. How can I get an extension?

    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.

  25. Martin, is there a way for you to answer questions without sounding so condescending to those who are struggling? You have a job and your tone is very dismissive, especially when you tell people actively looking for work to “rev up” their job search as if all they do is sit around, doing nothing, waiting to collect money they paid into that barely pays the bills. It is rude an heightens people’s anxieties and mistrust in the government.

    1. Hello AK,

      Firstly, please note this is not a government website. This is a private forum and we receive ten’s of questions everyday. Our point is to provide answer to the point to help claimants with their questions. If there are no options left or if the benefits have exhausted, there is no other way out and therefore, we suggest people to speed up jobs searches it is a permanent solution.

      Apologies, our intention is definitely not to be rude to people who write to us.

  26. I worked and got up faithfully making minimum wage 4 years .. I got layed off …a year before I started the minimum wage job …I was layed off from call center and couldn’t find a job a year …I was making good money but minimum wage job is all I could get…..I don’t understand why state make it so hard for people to have a decent job and get unemployment ….

  27. I am in south louisiana, the oil filed has been hit hard and unemployment is getting higher by the day.
    Is there extended benefit options for louisiana yet? I have about 4 weeks left.

    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.

  28. Hi!
    I agree…this is b.s. What about folks who have been working over 25 years? Other people received benefits for a couple of years. I need help now and there isn’t any. How can that be when money is contributed each paycheck for 25 years? I don’t think it has been fair. So what happens to me now? I lose my home and have to sell everything to struggle to live.


    1. I can understand your frustration. For grievances, please speak to the labor authorities in your state.

  29. Its crazy that y’all expect us to work years then can’t even get any support when economey going down people getting layer off 80 dollers unemployment…now I got a job 2 days and still can’t get unemployment it sucks because if it wasn’t for people working there be no jobs and business wouldn’t make anything …no emergency unemployment for florida guess I have to deal and look for another job …

    1. Well, I can understand your frustration. Unemployment Insurance has always been temporary.

      Please rev up your job search. Best wishes!

  30. I worked 4 years retail got layed of and got 1 month of unemployment …exhausted my money now says reapply for rap benifits in 8 months …no job and have 2 kids

  31. Does the state of SC offer extension after 29 weeks of original claim have been drawn out? Have worked all my life .Tx

    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.

  32. Hello- I still have $8,000.00 available after my benefits are over, I am approaching my 26 week mark is there anyway I can access the rest of the benefits or is that considered a extension?

    1. The available benefits will be paid evenly during the remaining weeks. Please call the claims center for precise information.

  33. I am in the state of Missouri and am 2 weeks from exhausting my unemployment benefits, how do I go about applying for an extended UI?

    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.

  34. I am also located in the state of Texas and my UI have exhausted. I see all the comments and I feel so bad for what we all are experiencing. It’s hard to make it in this day. I really feel for people with children. I don’t know what this world is coming to but it seems like I’m in a dream because I was always able to make it. Relocating to Texas was the biggest mistake I ever made in my life. It is true that people are heartless and cold and won’t help folks out here who are jobless…. I’m speaking of those who do sit behind their desks with their jobs looking down their nose. I have began to pray and pray some more. I am at a lost and getting behind on bills. Don’t know what’s going to happen in the next month or two. My back is like up against the wall. I have always worked hard and now I just feel like I’ve been stripped of all my honest hard work. I guess all in all nobody here cares.

    1. I can understand your frustration.

      I guess the only advise I can give is to rev up job search and put the ordeal to rest by finding employment.

  35. I guess I really only have a few question. Being natural born citizen in the United States of America, it seems like it is getting harder and harder for Americans to rely on THEIR country and the government running it for help. If I was in another country or came into this country, you can bet that the government would jump at the opportunity to help me, not being a US Citizen. It seems that our government is more concerned for other countries and helping them. Using my right to freedom of speech, I feel that soon we will no longer be The United States of America, but the States of all Countries United. We will have so many other countries here that all true Americans will be forced to move to other countries, then we can get the help we needed. What has happened to this country? We live in a place that there is less concern for our homeless, needy, elderly and even ones who need just a little help to get by. An example: I once lived in an apartment that was doing an audit to see where you fell as far as income. I was considered low income. I was working a full time job and supporting my children. I needed at one time to get some help for food and was told I made too much money. Go figure. Now how can our country put a limit of 26 weeks with no chance of any extensions on someone collecting unemployment. A lot of the jobs have gone to non citizens that we would apply for. Someone who works at a job for 20 years, gets laid off. Can’t find a job that pays even close to what you were making so that they can make ends meet. What kind of government would tell us that we cannot have any extensions because we have no more money???????? But gives immigrants 5+ years tax free living, housing and many other things that we as US citizens can’t acquire??? I honestly think that the government should be spending our money on something more important than letting immigrants into our country and setting them up with a lifestyle that most of us haven’t even had.

  36. I’m in the state of Texas…..ui has run out this month…..I have tried for jobs in Houston, where I live yet the competition is brutal……I’ve revised my resume and continue to look daily….even participate in the workforce work shops and stuff… I’m down to asking local charities for help at Times…..

    How can a determined person like myself survive? When all avenues become extinguished?… I’m not lazy and I try to follow the formula….do I just wait and see if the government will help us???? Seems one-sided when it comes to the administration….they help millions who..well…didn’t come honest….but what about us?? Why can’t we. “(The people)” get a pin swipe??…..I’m not fussing nor trying to be rude but it is what it is and it’s irritating… I work hard, invest in my 401k and save….
    What about us??

    What do I do????

    1. Well, I can understand your frustration. There are thousands who are undergoing the same ordeal.

      Perhaps, you can widen your job search ambit and look for jobs outside. Also, the best way to apply for jobs is online.

  37. This is lovely. I’ve had friends that have received UI for years. I know legislation changes but it’s ludicrous that I’ve had it for 6 months, and now must tremble at the thought of not having it, with child. My story is much to detailed to simply post in online, but I need help.

    1. Why don’t you speed up your job searches and use online resources to do so? UI benefits are temp relief anyways.

  38. I’m about to rub out of my 26 weeks of unemployment in WV, are their other weeks I can apply for? I’m extremely nervous because I can’t find anything on the website.

    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.

  39. My unemployment just ran out in Miami I moved to Wisconsin when I got laid off. I cannot find a job here its been 4 months can I re apply in Wisconsin?

  40. If Illinois is at 9% unemployed, at what % does an extension get approved for people who have exhausted regular benefits(26 weeks)

    1. Well, the decision to extend benefits will be taken by the state authorities in accordance with many factors.

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

    1. You can find out by either visiting the official website of the Unemployment Office in your state or by calling them by phone.

  41. martin you suck and sound very robotic or just dont have a soul, the people on here are desperate and all you can say is
    “There is no extension available in any state. The EUC remains expired. Please contact the state authorities for further details” have some compassion for people or show some sort of sympathy dude, you suck at your job!!!

    1. Hello Mister Cuba,

      If my sympathy could offer any financial relief to you, I am happy to offer sympathetic answers. This forum receives 10s of questions on a daily basis and our motive is to provide precise information to help claimants/jobless workers.

    2. Because Martin didn’t say what you wanted to hear, he sucks ? Maybe your attitude and overall outlook is the reason that you are unemployed.

      1. My benefits in Texas are about to exhaust, I was laid off on January 3rd 2016, yes I job search but for my experienced field they only want to pay $10 an hour! I can’t afford to live on that , my amount for unemployment is almost exhausted, are there no extensions in Houston with all the Oil and Gas layoffs

        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. Well Martin see if you have the answer to this question. emergency unemployment compensation has expired and there’s nothing to replace it and we’re waiting on some sort of legislation to pass would it be on the federal level or the state level? I am in Florida and I received unemployment benefits for 13 weeks barely three months I had money left over from when I was laid off the first time and I was told that those benefits had expired well excuse me for going and finding employment before I used the money allotted and where did that money go to that’s the question? And another question who can we contact to ask about the unemployment emergency compensation bill? Which I’m sure probably wouldn’t even pass until I’m of retirment age.

        1. Please speak the Unemployment Office in your state for further information. I do not see any light to this tunnel of extension in benefits.

          You can speak to the Governor’s office with regard to the bill, although, this is a federal issue and not sure if it will have an impact.

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