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Utah Unemployment Extension

Federally funded EUC has been put a stop to. Until further rules are passed on the same, it will remain unavailable across all states of the U.S.

Until then, claimants can make use of the Extended Benefits (EB) that the state of Utah provides.

No EUC payments will be made after the week ended December 28, 2013.

Recent Utah EUC legislation changes the current tier structure as defined below:

Tier One: Beginning September 2012, benefits have reduced from the maximum of 20 weeks to a new maximum of 14 additional weeks of benefits.

Tier Two: Utah has trigger off the second tier the week ending December 22, 2012.

Tier Three: Utah has trigger off the third tier the week ending April 7, 2012.

Workers in Utah who exhaust their regular UI benefits before they can find a job can currently receive up to 14 additional weeks of benefits through the temporary federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program enacted in 2008.

Utah does not offer Extended Benefits (EB). Hence maximum total number of weeks currently available is 40 weeks (Regular benefits – 26 +EUC – 14).

About to run out of regular unemployment insurance benefits??  Know about Unemployment Extension


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.

  1. My unemployment has just exhausted. Now due to businesses closing for covid 19 social distancing, many are being helped with sculpted laws with emergency funding. Will people already relying on UI benefits be granted an extension? Because there is very little work available and more and more places are shutting doors.
    We, who lost our jobs under no fault of our own before the outbreak shouldn’t be left penny less because this pandemic surprised us as much as anybody else.

    • Mike,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  2. My unemployment benefits are about to end and I have not been able to obtain a job. Will I be able to apply for extended benefits? If so how long am I eligible and how do I file for them?

    • My unemployment benefits are about to expire in a little over a week an I able to sign up for extended unemployment benefits in utah

      • Valerie,

        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.

    • Nicole,

      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.

  3. My unemployment benefits in Utah ran from the end of January 2015 to the end of July 2015. I just learned about this temporary federal EUC extension but I can’t figure out how to apply or if I qualify. Also, I moved to Maryland to stay with friends in early July. Do I apply in MD or UT and how do I apply? And if there’s been a break since my eligibility ran out, can I still apply?

  4. I opened my unemployment in March . I last filed on 6/20/2015. My daughter was in icu from 6/23/2015-7/17/2015. I was unable to file for these weeks but made my contacts. I got online 7/19/2015 and was told I had to reopen my case. I did so, I ask for a backdate of the weeks my daughter was in icu. I received a letter stating that my claim on 7/19/2015 could not be backdated. I don’t understand it… I asked for my old claim to be looked at they are saying it is my claim on 7/19/2015. Please help I have called every number only to be sent to someone else. I don’t think they listened to what I was saying. I will not get 3 weeks plus my waiting week to get payment! I have used all the money I had staying with my baby at the hospital. Please help me to find out what I can do. Thank you so much

    • Margaret,

      I can understand your situation. Since the claims process is automated, not sure if they will be able to consider your request for backdating. If you’re not able to get thru with the right person, please see if you can visit the nearest office.

  5. 12/28/2013 my claim ended and left my claim still had $2,000.00 in it, I was told I was not in tied tile to that money? boy it couldn’t hurt to bad about now! really! Please help me ! I need it,

    • Please call the customer service of the labor dept in your state for detailed information. We do not have access to your claims.

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