Mississippi Unemployment Extension

If your Mississippi 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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# gawells 2010-12-22 10:45
Why does ms not have eb,extended benefits so i can collect my whole 99 wks?
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# Darlene C 2012-08-19 14:45
I was unaware of the tier 4 knock out in July the 1st. I did not know until my tier 3 ran out at the end of July. This put me and my son in bad situation. And people that was on tier 4 before July are ok with theirs. I am dispointed that this state is the only one that did this to residents of Meridian, Ms. I called to talk about it and they was so nasty on the phone with this new law as if you are not suffering already. I am lost with words but I know they have nice homes to go to and living a good life. I am just one of many that is homeless because no one gave me warning till after the fact. And I think that was not right for me and many more of Mississippi.
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# akeith 2012-11-26 11:00
hi how can i get a extenison on my inemployment
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# curtis 2012-12-04 19:25
Hello, I filed for unemployment online on 11-18-2012, there is an issue pending, what does this mean and is there something else I need to do, or is it just to soon to get approved. Thanks
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# Marlo tables 2017-05-14 20:33
my unemployment benefits are almost gone. What do I need to do to see if I qualify for an extension?
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# Marlo tables 2017-05-14 20:54
how can I apply for an extension on my unemployment benefits
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