Delaware Unemployment Extension

If your Delaware unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs.

This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) includes 4 stages, or tiers. Each tier has a different maximum time period for which your unemployment extension will last:

Tier 1 EUC08: 20 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 2 EUC08: 14 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 4 EUC08: 6 week maximum unemployment extension.

If you use up all of your regular unemployment benefits, normally you don't have to apply for an unemployment extension because the system automatically applies for you, if you are eligible. It is very important that you keep track of your benefits to make sure you receive your unemployment extension if you are eligible.

If you get close to your unemployment benefits running out, give your unemployment counselor a call to check to see what you have to do in order to get they unemployment extension.

There is another type of unemployment extension called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED), more commonly referred to as Extended Benefits (EB). You will only qualify for the EB unemployment extension if you have used up all of your regular unemployment benefits and also used up all of your EUC08 unemployment extension.

If you qualify for the EB unemployment extension you will receive additional benefits equal to 20 weeks or 80% of the maximum benefit amount on the original unemployment claim, whichever amount is less.

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# mary 2011-11-07 13:26
Hi-I am new to unemployment and never collected until June of this year due to a temporary contract...and have a question. I currently collect max weekly benefit in Delaware, and I have collected max benefit every week and will run out in December. I was told I can file an extension since it seems I won't have a job by December, and it's for 20 weeks at my current benefit rate. Does this sound right? I sure hope so. I was also told I had to come in and file in person. Then...what happens after those 20 weeks are up and I don't have a job???

Thanks! Mary
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# Keith 2011-11-19 15:33
Yes that is correct
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# rae 2011-12-01 22:46
hello- I am also new to the whole unemployment racket and still unemployed, my benefits will be ending next week; i am scared that my state doesn't offer an extension; does anyone know if delaware offers extensions?
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# shawn 2011-12-08 16:43
i'm at tier 3 now and my benefits should stop in jan. would i be eligible for tier 4?
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# Fran 2012-01-05 05:55
My 26 week unemployment benefit is running out this week, january 8th,2012. Am I eligible next week for a first extension and for how many weeks? This would be my first extension. Thank you,
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# Heather 2012-01-24 11:48
Have you received your extension? Mine runs out next week and everytime I call I'm on hold for over an hour. I'm worried I will miss something and not get an extension.
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# Darlene 2012-03-05 09:45
If I live in Maryland and I worked in Delaware and lost my job, am I eligible for a extension once I have used up my 26 weeks. I worked in Delaware a little more than a year.
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# marilyn 2012-05-21 11:12
I was elegible for an extension after the original 26 weeks. I received an additional 20 week extension. Is there a possibility of additional extensions, and if so how do I go about applying for another extension? Can I apply on line?
Thank you.
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# Anthony 2017-07-09 11:18
What are the requirements needed to qualify for the initial extension when your benefits run out?
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# Brooke Lawton 2017-11-14 08:55
I got unemployment about 3-4 years ago only got it for 6 months but I was elgiable for a extension but at the time Obama had not yet passed the law for extensions am I able to get a extension I recently became unemployed due to a car accident. ?
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