New York Unemployment Extension

If your New York 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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To go back to the New York Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: New York Unemployment FAQ

To go the main New York Unemployment page, click here: New York Unemployment

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# Hector 2012-05-06 13:58
Can I have the number for a counselor,to extend my unemployment,be cause mines is running out. Thank you.
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# wayne 2012-05-23 06:50
hello my unemploment is coming to an end. my question is that my weekly cash from that was 329.00 after taxes.- with the extended unemployment funds will i receive the same or not?will i even get it? i have 1 week left and the sent me a 165.00 out of that. i still have 329.00 in the unemployment fund why? plz help
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# Leena 2012-07-30 09:42
I have maxed out the amount available, this is my 26th week of my benefits,I was under the impression that my benefits will be extended automatically,b ut this is the last week and I have not heard wether it wil. How can I find out if I well qualify for an extension, and if I arm not what other options do I have??..thank you
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# Katrina 2012-09-21 10:19
My benefits ran out in July of this year I was told to keep certifying things may chg as for as extension . I recd call stating I may be elgible for extension .. I've tried calling to speak with someone hvnt been able to reach a person pls help I still hvnt found employment
Thank you in advance
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# Lee W. 2012-12-18 15:12
I have reached the end of my benefit year in New York. My benefits are not exhausted as I have worked temp jobs when I can get them. The money I've earned this year is much less than I earned from the job I am collecting unemployment on.

The system tells me I have to file a new claim. However, if I file on the temp earnings, I will receive much less employment compared to what I have been getting ($405/week).

How do I extend current claim rather than filing new claim?
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# Michael T. 2013-04-14 09:59
I am at the end of my 26 week unemployment benefits.
Do I have to re-apply or is the extension automatic
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# Raymond 2017-06-16 05:56
Can I have the number to contact someone about extending my benefits I am a veteran.
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# Carl 2017-06-22 08:53
May I please get a phone number. That I can use to contact a unemployment counselor for the unemployment extension?
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# LIsa K. 2017-08-11 15:27
My 12 months will be in September but I worked 6 months during this 12 month period. I will not have claimed 26 weeks by Sept. Will this be extended?
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