Hawaii Unemployment Extension

If your Hawaii 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.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Hawaii Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Hawaii Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Hawaii Unemployment page, click here: Hawaii Unemployment

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# Carla 2013-01-28 21:00
My benefits just run out..... How can I get the unemployment extension? I just check my claims inquiry and say that I'm disqualified for this past 2 weeks... No one tell me or informe that today will be my last day...., please could you help me?
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# Alicia 2013-08-09 12:57
I live in the state of Hawaii and my unemployment is running out. I only have enough funds left to cover one week but I have to wait two weeks before I can file. Is there an automatic extension that applies when my funds run out or do I have to go down to the office to file for an extension? Also is it even possible to get an extension in my state? Thanks!
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# Ryan McDermott 2016-07-20 20:35
Hi, How can I get an extension? I filed for the last two weeks, but was only paid for one. I have a job offer for a federal position, but I am still waiting for the security clearance so I can begin employment. I need an extension to get me through until I can start. Thank you for your help, Ryan
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# Chad 2017-08-03 00:51
Does the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii offer unemployment extention at the moment? I have one week of pay thats left. Which is for next week. Otherwise my funds will be exausted.
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# Chad 2017-08-03 00:56
Also i was laid off by my company due to lack of work. But i know that they laid us off because they didnt want to pay us the rate of pay we were being paid. And they have now rehired a bunch of workers who get paid the starting pay rate which is less than the hourly rate of the workers who were laid off. So it was just their way of getting rid of the workers who worked couple years to earn their raises. They just threw us out to be jobless and rehired not long after. Is that legal?
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# Rodney 2017-09-27 17:53
I have expended all my regular unemployment. Reading above, I should have automatically being enrolled for an extension. Can you please get back to me on the status.
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# Rodney 2017-09-27 17:57
I have expended my regular unemployment. Could you please get back to me on my current status.
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