Wisconsin Unemployment Extension
There is currently one benefit extension program available (until the week ending December 28, 2013).
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)
EUC is a 100% federally funded program that provides benefits to individuals who have exhausted regular state benefits. The EUC program was created on June 30, 2008, and has been modified several times. The latest was on January 2, 2013. The eligibility for EUC is determined by the Federal government. This compensation differs from state to state depending on the unemployment rate.
The maximum number of weeks an individual can receive UI benefits in Wisconsin depends upon the time each benefit program ends. The following chart shows EUC benefits available in Wisconsin –
|Benefit Program||Weeks Available||Deadline to Establish Benefits|
|EUC Tier 1||Upto 14 weeks||Exhaust regular UI by week ending 12/21/2013|
|EUC Tier 2||Upto 14 weeks||Exhaust Tier 1 by week ending 12/21/2013|
To be eligible for EUC benefits you must:
- Have an unemployment claim that began on or after May 07, 2006
- Have base period wages in the base period of this claim that is equal to at least 40 times your regular benefit rate
- Exhausted your regular benefits or your benefit year has ended and not be eligible for a new claim in any state
- Be unemployed or working reduced hours
- Be able and available for work and looking for work.
- Participate in Job Service Career Planning Services when directed.
File for EUC
If you are currently filing weekly claims for unemployment benefits, continue to file your weekly claim if you are still unemployed or working reduced hours. You will be notified by mail of your eligibility for the additional benefits.
If you have not been filing weekly claims and are still unemployed or working reduced hours, you will need to file an application for these additional benefits online or by telephone. You will be notified by mail of your eligibility for the additional benefits.
Will I be notified when my benefits are ending?
Department of Workforce Department (DWD) notifies claimants when benefits are exhausted or when there is a major change to a benefit extension program. Should Wisconsin become eligible for additional benefits in the future, claimants will be notified automatically.
Know more about unemployment benefits here.
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.