Unemployment Extension

When Unemployment Benefits are Extended

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Increased Jobless Benefits in Hard Times

Under normal circumstances when you file for unemployment benefits you are entitled to receive up to 26 weeks of income from your state. These funds are paid through your state unemployment coffers. But what happens when massive lay-offs occur, the job market sours and industries go on widespread hiring freezes…how is anyone expected to find another job?

During periods of deep economic turmoil, when lay-offs are massive and the unemployment rate escalates, Congress may vote to extend unemployment insurance benefits for another number of weeks, usually 13 weeks.

Federal Extension of Unemployment Compensation Benefits

The federal Department of Labor may authorize the extension of unemployment benefits for the following:

  • During extreme economic recession, depression, and high unemployment rates
  • For particular states suffering unemployment above 6%
  • During disasters

*First extensions and second extensions: Following an initial 13-week federal unemployment benefits extension, the government may decide to extend benefits once again—for another 13 weeks, depending upon the economic situation. Your eligibility is dependent upon your state’s current jobless rate.

State Extended Unemployment Benefits

But it’s not just the federal government that may authorize an unemployment extension—your home state may decide to extend benefits even further.

States in which the jobless rate rises above 6% may choose to declare benefits extended for up to 7 more weeks—this period of compensation is called additional first tier benefits. In combination with a federal extension, you could be eligible for up to 20 weeks of unemployment compensation.

If you qualify for extended unemployment benefits follow any direction you receive directly from your state unemployment office for alternative claims filing.

Qualifying for Extended Unemployment Benefits

You may qualify for extended benefits if you have maxxed out your regular 26 weeks of unemployment, are still unemployed, and in a state where extended benefits are being offered.

Not every state is authorized to extend jobless benefits. Some states’ unemployment rates are much more severe than others. Extensions are based on this data, not on your particular hardship.

You may contact your state labor department or unemployment inquiry line for information on the current status of extended or emergency unemployment benefits. But in most cases you will be notified of your eligibility near the end of your initial 26 weeks of benefits.

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# Daniel T. 2010-08-25 12:36
I now live in Tennessee and i am trying to get an Ib-1 form sent to the georgia unemployment office because my unemployment was extended and I was send nine more checks. I have a number availble to call (tennessee's department of labor) but have been unable to get in touch with them. Is there some other kind of way that i might be able to get this done? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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# Portia 2012-11-28 19:17
I've been trying to extend my benefits since Oct. (Louisiana) none answered calls due to high volume calls then it's after hour and I can't contact anyone. Tried my local unemployment office - they say they can't help me to call 866 number... Can someone help me? Your asistance would deeply would be appreciated.
Quoting Daniel T.:
I now live in Tennessee and i am trying to get an Ib-1 form sent to the georgia unemployment office because my unemployment was extended and I was send nine more checks. I have a number availble to call (tennessee's department of labor) but have been unable to get in touch with them. Is there some other kind of way that i might be able to get this done? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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# Karen 2012-12-19 16:26
try calling the chinese or vietnamese lines...I did that today in CA and got someone to help me as they all speak English.
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# Amanda B. 2010-09-06 18:52
I was recently informed that my benefits have ran out. Im tryin to contact someone to see if I am eligible for the extension Obama issued. I don't understand why i was not eligible for it. If someone will please contact me, I would really appreciate it.
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# BARBARA 2010-09-12 16:24
IF YOU APPLIED FOR A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENTION IT COULD BE YOUR STATE'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS BELOW 6%, OR YOU MIGHT WANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR STATE OK'D THE EXTENTION AS WELL.
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# Christy B. 2010-11-19 10:10
I have recieved a few extensions, and you dont have to file to get the extension, they automatically give it to you for a certain amount of time. there are four tiers in an extension bill, and everyone is eligible to recieve this payment as long as they are giving the extensions. I think mine has ran out, and I am not sure if I am going to get another one,.
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# Irma 2012-07-26 09:31
Christy i am almost done with the first tier, do i have to call to get the 2 tier or do they do it automatically? I am so confused
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# eva w. 2010-09-10 12:36
I would like to know if there is a standard amount of time alloted for a decision on an a new claim for the same company your previous claim was drawn from? its been 10 weeks now and counting.
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# Jerry A. 2010-09-20 08:17
I have been in the residential construction business for 33yrs the last 16 in management construction is not picking up and developers dont want to pay people with my experience because they have to cut cost to sell a house in this market so they will hire a inexperienced young person to input info into the computer and hope with no supervision they dont into any trouble most commonly know as construction defect lawsuits.My 5th tier expires soon does this mean i am looking at living in the streets or do I have options?
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# Beverly H 2010-09-28 19:39
If I was eligible for estended benefits in another state am I eligible in Missouri
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# jenn 2012-05-03 10:30
I am not sure if this applies to you or not. UI benefit claims are filed in the state you work in and has nothing to do with the state you live in. I worked in TN and lived in GA and my ui benefits come from TN. I have recently moved to AL and it still comes from TN. Also the unemployment rate they base my benefits on is TN even though I live in AL now.
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# sharon r 2010-10-06 23:31
I exhausted my Kansas UI that was filed in April back in July. I was told to wait until Ocyober to file for Missouri UI since I was briefly emlployed in Missouri Jan-April 2010. Now Missouri says I should have received extended federal for the time of July-now, but kansas says I didn't make 1.5 times my highest quarter. Missouri says Kansas should include this years income for the extension qualification. Kansas says it can only count the income used for my intitial claim. Which is correct?
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# kimberly 2010-10-20 08:33
my boyfriend and i both worked for the same co.and were let go at the same time when the co. went out of business.we were also hired the same time and worked the exact same schedule at the same pay rate however our unemployment benefits are very different i received 119 per wk for 13 wks and he receives 133 for 21 wks we noticed the amount of income reported by our employer for the last 4 qtrs is very wrong .what do we need to do to have this corrected and to have my and or his benefits adjusted
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# Jill D 2010-11-04 17:03
I live in New York and thought I qualifiefed for the last Government extension which would have put me through November 2010. My benefits began the end of July 2009. On the computer, when I certify for benefits weekly. it still shows I have a remaining balance in my account. What is the policy or steps that one must fullfill to obtain the extension. As you know New York State unemployment rate is above 9%. Thanks for your assistance.
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# Heather 2010-11-17 12:06
How do I get a hold of somebody to find out if I can get a extension??
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# diana v 2010-11-19 14:34
i recived a letter from unemloyment saying i have to complete some information reguarding my old employer please get back asap
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# jeanne 2010-12-01 20:14
hi well I have two weeks left,and now I dont know how or if I will get an exstion or not. I have not been on ui for a full year.(12months) what do I do now? How do I find out?
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# Stephen L 2010-12-05 20:58
My name is Stephen and I live in Alabama. I have been on unemployment now since oct. 16th 2009. And I was on it for a whole year, filing a extension at your 6 month period as usual. I applied again for an extension in oct. of this year 2010 which I had to do it like I was starting a whole new claim putting all the information in again and it was only for an extra 2 months, all the while I have not been able to find a job and I have 2 children. My question is I basically have been on it for about a year and 2 months, can I apply for more? I have to try and provide for my family anyway I can. Please help.
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# kathryn j 2010-12-11 14:39
I have been approved for Extended Training Benefits in California and have recieved a letter stating I am out of funds on my claim...How do i get an extension..i thought if i was in approved training it would automatically cover me thru the end of my training. Also if Training Benefits are not available am i eligible for another type of extension..i have not recived any extensions as of yet...pls help..don t want to live in the streets..and neither do my children...thanks
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# Jennife 2010-12-14 14:57
I have been watching c- spann and i though that the government has dicided to extend uc for an additional 13.5 weeks. I hope that they dont wait until after the holidays to approve it. I know many people who collect benefits and people are becoming desperate and crazy I have children of my own and it is hurtful to wonder when the next pay check is coming. I live in the inner city and its not the safist place in the world does anyone know if the bill has been pasted yet?
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# mark 2010-12-17 20:35
If i exhauled all my benefit of my enployment will i be automaticall be back on approved for the extension for unemployment
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# tony 2011-01-06 23:14
i live in indiana and my case says its open. I am out of benefits and check it every day . when will I know if I will get an extension? I think I have had 3 extensions.I am not really sure how to know how many I have gotten.I do not understand the tiers people speak about.I cant get any response from work force one here in columbus indiana.any help appreciated asap
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# Steph 2011-03-08 11:04
I am also Indiana resident...having the same problem as Tony! need answers NOW! I have two children and still no prospects of a job!
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# anna 2012-01-15 17:10
call a representative at state unemplyment center, tell them u need to file high unemloyment benefits
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# Jennifer 2011-01-15 11:38
My unemployment had ran out and I was told no is no more help for me. The law they pass I was told means for people that have not been on umployment for a long time. I have no clue what I am going to do. I have no money! I am scared I am going to ran out of food and lose my home. I am going to school full time but there is no help out there. I pray everyday!
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# Janice 2011-07-10 07:25
I have finished my 4th tier and was told I would receive more benefits by filling out some sort of forms. I receive my benefits from Georgia. Could you answer this question and if yes what do I do?
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# blas 2011-08-02 16:14
if i exhauled all my benefit of mi unployment of ca will i be automaticall be backon approved for the extension benefit a was work in az in base period for wages of 3000.00 and alternate base period 2000.00
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# Nahla 2011-08-02 16:40
I have been living with my boyfriend for 3 years ( since I got laid off, cut hours, till there was no hours), and now we have problems and doesn't want me. Don't have anywhere to go. he's doing well, and we have joined taxes, and accounts, will that affect my eligibilty? Nahla, from Georgia
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# Stacy H 2011-09-09 02:15
Please help me. I live in Florida and was wrongfully fired in Feb of 2011. I worked for the company for a year and a half. I started recieving reg Unemployment after months of fighting an appeal. Now my orig. benefits have exhausted and now for my emerg. benefits they are going back to a unempl. claim from 2008 dropping my money from 206 a week to 138. What in the he## is going on. I am devistated and cant get any answers. I was told that they had to go back to the original claim I had emergency benfits on. Once those funds are gone than they said I will go back to 206 a week. I have a family and no food, just got help with my elec. this month but now it is so sad. I am a 42 year old and the current job market wants people my sons age instead. Please help
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# Loretta 2011-09-11 18:48
I too have been on 26 weeks unemployment and just received an additional 13 weeks.I also do not understand what tiers 1,2,3,and 4 mean as for as unemployment.i too would like to know how to file for an additional extention.I have been looking foe a job here in Mississippi a week after I lost my job and every day since but there are no jobs out there.Don't knoa what I will do.
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# Help? 2012-05-04 11:11
26 weeks - original claim, sometimes referred to as "regular benefits":
20 weeks - Tier 1 (EUC1)
14 weeks - Tier 2 (EUC2)
[20 weeks - EB (Extended Benefits) - state option given 100% federal funding, program will end for Florida on Nov 30, 2010]
13 weeks - Tier 3 (EUC3)
6 weeks* - Tier 4 (EUC4)
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# Loretta 2011-09-11 18:55
I too do not understand the 4 tiers of unemployment .I have just been extended additional 13 weeks of unemployment.How do I file for another extension and how would you know when you have exhausted your unemployment.I have been looking everyday and every week since Jan.of 2011 when lost my job and there are no jobs out there.Companys who are in need of employers should give no experiance workers on the job training.I am a fast learner and can do anything I put my mind to it.
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# JACK 2011-09-15 16:11
DO NOT VOTE FOR ANYONE WHO FORGOT ABOUT THE 99ers.......THERE ARE STILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT ANY MORE.......WHERE ARE THE JOBS.......AND MORE JOBS LOST EVERYDAY.......................
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# linda 2011-12-27 21:21
I agree do not vote for anyone that forgot about the 99ers. I live in AZ and they forgot about the 79ers ?
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# ABBY 2011-09-25 09:35
Is it legal to draw unemployment when you are pregnant
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# Debbie 2013-02-17 10:35
YES......it is a condition not an illness as long as u can work u can draw.
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# barb 2011-12-22 16:54
I live in Michigan and my unemployment runs out soon I am starting college very soon will I be able to hat an extension if so for how long
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# Daniel 2011-12-24 01:24
My wife and I were both laid off here in California on July 29th. We have both been working part time jobs as available,

The state guidelines are very unclear as to if we *only* will get 26 weeks, due to the date that we filed, or will we be eligible for any additional weeks from the federal extension.

Thanks. Really need to find out and all the FAQ's are ambiguous.
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# kalliope 2011-12-28 20:38
I am near exhausting my initial 26 weeks and am still unemployed. I live and Md and cannot reach anyone by phone. What is the next step. Am I eligible for more benefits. How can I actually speak to a person.
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# norrad 2012-01-11 12:28
I live in MD also and it's a freakin' joke here. At least for me. They dispatched my weekly money wrong so for my last 3 weeks (before it's exhausted) they tell me to make sure and "File your web-cert" but no benefits arrive in account. Try to call or email...yeah right? This country going to shit...They are lucky I am not robbing banks....
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# Kelly 2012-01-10 19:49
I have been unemployed since august 2010 i live in Mississippi and was told that after my regular benefits ran out i would receive 3 emergency tiers i have received 2 and then got a letter today say all my emergency benefits have been exhausted and the check i get tomorrow will be my last. I have called every month the unemployment office to make sure i understood what i was told. I have not found a job yet and have no other source of income can you explain why i didnt get the last tier?
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# Tim 2012-01-12 13:03
My unemployment benefits ran out this week and i was only able to receive 15% of what i usually receive a week. With this new federal extension will i be able to receive the remainder of my weekly allowance this week? The only links i have on my claimant page are to the indiana career connect site and everything is up to date.
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# george 2012-01-16 07:14
the same as Tim...there is no link on my claimant page... i have received both UI and EEUC benifits...I have ran out, still have not found employment...live in Indiana...Is there any more Extention benifts I can get?
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# Jodie T 2012-01-16 08:46
Last day worked was 9/2/11. I was off on 9/3/11 & got a surprise call that my family was coming to visit which I had not seen in over a year, I lived in Indiana & they live in northern Ohio, It was the 1st time I had called in. I was threatened with no call, no show, I called 24 hours in advance. So my question is I now live in Ohio & have 5 weeks left on my claim in Indiana, am I eligible to receive extended benefits & when should I file?
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# Diane R 2012-01-20 13:29
I was laid off from my job after working for the same company for 13 years. I have been collecting unemployment but just this week I got a letter from the Unemployment office telling me that my submission of job search will not be accepted because my benefits have been exhausted. I have sent out approx. 5000 resumes. With NV being the worst state in the US at this point for unemployment, why am I being denied benefit help? I have applied to everything, gone door-to-door but still nothing. And now I may loose my home. What do I do now!
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# Blanche 2012-02-07 11:42
Please,
Can you help me?
I lost my last paycheck copy. Soon will be my next extension, and will need it again. When I tried to copy my last extension application was impossible. Is a way to get it?
Thank you,
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# Scott S. 2012-02-23 15:13
I can not find any contact info or application anywhere online for TN extensions. I've read that they may contact me or that when it fully runs out i may be entered into the next tier. I'd don't want to wait until its gone and i'm S.O.L. so i'm trying to be pro-active and file before my benefits expire. I have about 6 weeks left.
Thanks for your Help.
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# ann 2012-03-19 21:04
My store closed back in December 2011 and my 13 week unemployment period is about to run out...will I be offered an extension...what is the eligibility for extension based on...and is there an emergency form I can fill out to apply for one from the federal government if my state denies me? We live in Tennessee.
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# Milke L 2012-03-26 09:29
My original claim was march 2011. I'm currently in the 8 week of a 13 week extension in New Jersey. When i tried to claim today i was told my claim was exhausted, but my claim status still shows that i have funds available. Please help.
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# Janet 2012-04-17 09:30
Is there a telephone number I can call to find out when my unemployment benefits will run out. I live in Framingham, MA
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# Gregorydj 2012-04-26 10:35
OK i worked 31 years at the same place in alabama.They moved to mexico, and I only got six months of benefits and now the automated unemployment claims hotline is saying I can't get the emergency benefits.Can someone steer me in the right direction of who to call to get an extention or to talk to a live person, any help would be nice!!!!
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# Beth 2012-05-09 17:37
I live in Indiana and am receiving unemployment, my money runs out before my 26 weeks do I still qualify for benefits?
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# JENNIFER 2012-05-27 15:43
I have claimed my last week for unemployment. I still do not have a job,Ive been looking and filling out applications everyday. I have two kids two kids to support. What's the next step to file for extension?i just filed for my weekly certification this afternoon. Please help me
thanks
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# Beth 2012-07-25 16:56
Hi Jennifer, did you ever figure this out??? My benefits are running out and I'm in the same boat...2 kids with no other income.
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# Holly 2012-06-14 14:50
I was a teacher in NJ - due to budget cuts 2 yrs ago I lost my job and cannot find another, even though I've applied everywhere for teaching and non teaching jobs alike. My benefits are exhausted this week. Is there any way to extend them?
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# susan 2012-07-03 14:26
i have been receiving unemployment benefits for a part time job that was ended due to the retail establishment closing. my benefits are running out next week, and i have not been able to find another position. is there a way to extend my benefits?
thank you
susan
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# Dana 2012-07-09 12:45
Hello,
I am worried about not finding a job before my unemployment runs out. I have been to a t least 5 recruting agencies and applied for jobs with no responses yet. What do you have to do to find out if you qualify? How long do they wait before they contact you? My letter says my final payment is 8/15 and that is not far away.

Thank you
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# Susan B 2012-07-12 20:45
I live in Michigan and my 20 weeks are almost up. What do I do If I stiil Have not found a job? Do I automatically get extended benifits? What if I choise to enroll in School?
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# Toby 2012-07-16 09:17
I have been approved for the EBU program I have received teirs 1-3 now it says my benifits ran out I have not received any benifits for teir 4 which is usually 6 weeks I have talked people that have been receiving benigits alot longer and they keep receiving benifits like most people alot of businesses are not hiring so what needs to be done to file for an extension
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# Rebecca 2012-07-23 16:00
I lost my job to a veteran on Nov. 19 2010 and have submitted hundreds and hundreds of resume's (customized). My remaining balance online shows 2835.00 as of today. However, there is absolutely no option to certify these. I've spent the entire day trying to get through to them via phone with no luck. If I have exhausted my benefits due to NY State falling below the % threshold in June and the last 6 weeks were Tier 4, then why the hell is the system leading me to believe I still have a remaining balance? Do I need to recertify or open a new claim? I'm so frustrated and depressed right now because I'm going to lose my house if something favorable doesn't happen soon. I'm sick and tired of all of the jobs up here going to veterans and their spouses too. IMO, The government is discriminating against civilians (female specifically) and is NOT an EEO so why would any company not feel free to be the same way. The system stinks. I worked and paid into this for over 27 years and I may just be getting the bad end of the stick here. ARggg!
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# Vicky 2012-08-03 07:08
I was claiming benefits from TN and my benefits year ended on June 23rd 2012, I was on Tier 3 of extension with $600 odd dollars still remaining when it ended. I filed for a 2nd year of benefits with TN, they said I did not have enough to qualify only had just over $4200. I got a call from TN saying that I was entitled for an extension 2 weeks later, but I had to file a combined wage claim with SC (as I now live in SC). I filed with them and told them it had to be backdated to Dec 2011 (according to TN). Now I have a notice from SC saying I am entitled to zero benefits and my 1st and 2nd quarters in 2011 are zero and my 3rd and 4th quarters in 2010 are zero, (I was working them quarters and they are not zero) and they estimate I only have just over $400 dollars remaining. I do not understand at all, can someone help. It has been 5 weeks now with no money, I have nothing left, I am due to start a new job mid August and need a uniform and gas money to get there.
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# jason p 2012-08-30 07:49
My unemployment benefits ran out now i am still unable ro find employment my wife has siezures and can only work part time now she is supporting the whole family we also have 2 seniors in high school anyone know of circumstantial benefits or an extension i can recieve?
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# Rafick 2012-09-10 03:08
When you file for unemployment extension do you have to wait a couple of weeks to fill out the form they send you and then get your extensions (if qualified) or do you get It the week after you exhausted your regular benefits?

Thank you
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# Dan W. 2012-10-16 21:51
If i live in montana and my benefits run out how do i request for an emergency extension? is there a form or an application? how long is the process to start recieveing benefits once ive requested an extension?
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# Cyberxion 2012-10-22 11:14
I was wondering if there are any forms available online to file for an extension in the state of New Mexico, and if so, where I find them.

You see, I've been on the phone nearly all day every day for the past three weeks trying to get through to someone in Workforce Solutions so that I can hopefully get this sorted out, but they're severely understaffed and don't give callers an option to leave a message for a callback. So if I could just download the paperwork and get it filled out and sent it, that would be great.
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# fran 2012-10-24 11:44
I received unemployment from California and received a letter saying I had exhausted all my benefits. I moved due to a military move. I am in TX currently and was receiving CA UI. Can I start a claim with the state of Texas since I have yet to find a job in this tiny town?
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# Annie c 2012-10-28 14:06
I live in NC. I was layed off on October 27 2011. I received a letter stating that I qualify for tier two on September 23 but when I file my weekly certification, I was informed my benefit year has expired and I'm not sure what to do. Can anyone explain to me the steps I need to take. I am looking for work constantly and was under the notion that there were four tiers in unemployment!
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# Yolanda 2012-10-31 08:25
I was told to report to marvin as i normally do and was told when i report i would be given half of my benefits and that i would have to call the 1-866-500-0017 number to get the other half. i have been trying to contact them for 5 days now and still haven't recieved an answer. There is no office where i live, and i don"t know what else to do.
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# Eileen 2012-11-12 07:45
I last claimed my weekly benefit on 10-29-12. When I went to claim my benefit today, the posting said my benefit year ended on 11-10-12. Shouldn't I have gotten one more check for these past two weeks?
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# Gordon 2012-12-21 09:50
Did you file a new claim to get your checks owed....
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# barb 2012-11-13 04:07
I live I kentucky........my Euclid ran out in August 2012. What do I do?? Can I get an extension
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# james 2012-11-19 15:58
hi i have run out of benefits for my 2nd tier. what do i need to do for my third tier do i need to refile or does it do it automaticly if someone knows please educate me thank you.
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# bonetta 2012-11-23 20:57
I have been looking for work for over a year iam 45 no one wants to hire some one my age I want to work I need to work but while iam looking for work the money Iget from unemployment helps pay my rent if that stops my family will be on the street iam finist the third tier I need more exctentions please and I no there are other in the same boat I need help it doesn't help the economy iftjere are more people homeless and no money
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# MassConfusion 2012-11-25 15:37
I received this notice: • "Our records indicate that you have no benefits remaining on this claim. If you are still unemployed after September 1, 2012 and you worked in the past 15 months, you may file a new claim. " However, when I called to renew my initial claim, both times they told me that meant "new work, another separate job, within the past 15 months and does not apply to my initial layoff in September of last year. Therefore, I was denied any further benefits. How could this refer to "new work." ? If I did have new work during that time period, I wouldn't need to "re-apply." Would I not qualify anyway after 6 months on that job? Consequently, I have been collecting nothing since November 5th 2012. Are they right? --Massachusetts
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# Susan 2012-12-01 09:02
This week I received only half of my normal check. I have not received any notice from the unemployment office and I know nothing about why that happened. I live in Kentucky. Can anyone help me?
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# living without 2012-12-05 17:52
LIVE IN KENTUCKY MY UNEMPLOYMENT RAN OUT AFTER DRAWING FOR ONE YEAR RIGHT AT CHRISTMAS TIME I LEARNED IM OUT OF MONEY DRAWED MY LAST WEEK I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN AND NO MONEY GOING TO APPLY FOR FOODSTAMPS AND HEATING ASISTANCE WHEN I FIRST FILED I WAS TOLD I HAD 99 WEEKS BUT OUR GREAT GOVERMENT SHORTEND THAT BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED DROPED WHICH IS NOT TRUE THEY FELL OFF BECAUSE THEY DREW ALL THERE MONEY OUT STILL THERE ARE WITH NO JOB PLEASE PRAY FOR MY FAMILY AND CONGRESS THAT THEY DONT LEAVE 2 MILLION WITHOUT UNEMPLOYMET AT THE END OF THE YEAR
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# Gerri 2012-12-10 10:04
I presently receiving NYS Unemployment benefits I am going exhaust my benefits in February. I am thinking about taking colleges courses. If i do will by benefts be extended while I am enrolled in these courses?
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# Gordon 2012-12-21 09:48
My NYS claim year was up so i filed a new claim. After a one week waiting period, i was approved for another claim with enough money for another 26 weeks. Does this mean that i am approved for an entirely new 26 weeks from the same job, or will i just get the remaining 3 week balance of my EUC.
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# Sandra 2012-12-30 23:06
Ive moved to Montgomery, AL from Pennsylvania, I was let go on November 8, 2010 and received my umemployment and my extentions benefits my umemployment checks stop in May of this year 2012 and I've been trying to get work for over year now and I can't find any. What i want to know is what I'm I suppose to do now. I'm 60 years old. I experience in Processing Medicare Claims, A/R skills, payment processing and data entry, PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft word, some Excel. Please let me know if I can apply for more umployment in PA. Thanks for all your help.
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# regina 2012-12-31 15:23
my benefits were cutoff at 72 weeks instead of the 99 weeks that it use to be.MY question is if it passes will i be able to finish drawing out the remainder of weeks until i reach 99?
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# Kelly 2013-01-05 18:49
I requested a check today and was only allowed to request one week. This check will be the end of my Tier I benefits. The week 12/30-01/05 would put me into Tier II. According to what I have read online I am automatically to go into Tier II. So does the 12/23-12/29 check have to clean out the remaining balance before I can request the next check and start the Tier II benefits? Do I just go in on Wednesday and request that check because on the printout it says I now have to reapply for UI benefits which seems really silly to me if you have it posted online that this happens automatically?

Because I potentially have to wait until Wednesday to do anything either by the hotline or online if the account is fixed and the message on the printout is inaccurate is that going to delay my check. I will be really upset if that is the case because my mortgage is due and payable on the 15th. I will be so glad when I can get a job and not have to deal with this convoluted mess anymore.

If anyone thinks people are doing this a moocher they are full of it. Nobody in their right mind would go through this torture unless they had to! Please email me with the answers to my questions.
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# Christina 2013-01-11 20:43
I've lived and worked in NJ all of my life. I have to file for unemployment next week. I understand that I can transfer my benefits to FL. But, if I do this will I qualify for the EUC (emergency unemployment compensation benefits) if I reside in FL and they do not qualify for extended benefits because of a low employment rate? Or do I have to reside in NJ since they have the high unemployment rate? I understand I will only receive 2 of the 13 weeks of EB (extended benefits) but I'm not sure how the EUC program works....Help!
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# christina 2013-01-16 19:55
I live in Hawaii and I have collected unemployment benefits for the past 26 weeks - beginning at the end of a 12 year career with the County of Kauai. My benefit year ends 06/30/2013 but the Kauai UE Office informed me that my unemploymet benifit allowance is depleted. Am I entitled to receive extended UE benifits and if so for how long?
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# stacey48226 2013-01-21 14:42
Im on my last 2 weeks of regular UE, my account is not showing any extended benefits, it only shows 2 weeks. Do I have to wait until my account says 0 weeks before extended benefits are added? Anyone in Michigan know?

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# Sabrina G 2013-01-28 23:23
My regular benefits expired (in Michigan) on Dec. 29 2012 I waited for a letter about EUC and nothing so I applied for EUC on line went to michigan works and still nothing. I certified with Marvin today and it says if I am eligible. I dont understand and it sucks because everytime I try to call the help line it says due to heavy call volume we are going to hang up on you now!
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# lisam 2013-02-04 13:39
Quoting Sabrina G:
My regular benefits expired (in Michigan) on Dec. 29 2012 I waited for a letter about EUC and nothing so I applied for EUC on line went to michigan works and still nothing. I certified with Marvin today and it says if I am eligible. I dont understand and it sucks because everytime I try to call the help line it says due to heavy call volume we are going to hang up on you now!



Im in your shoes now, waiting after I exhausted my regular UE. My account says zero weeks remaining. So what happens next?
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# Justin 2013-02-15 11:38
I exhausted my Kansas Unemployment that was filed in back In nov was told that my Missouri would be sent over to Kansas And my unemployment ran out and i tried to get it extended but kansas says I didn't make 1.5 times my highest quarter and Kansas told me that to get it the requirement to get it is 9720 for and extension it this true
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# Renee 2013-03-01 23:43
I feel so bad. Everyone is still unemployed and nothing looking any better. My husband was laid off Jan 31st and yet thank the good Lord he's been able to provide unemployment insurance. I just can't believe how many applications he's already put out and still waiting for a call. I really hope something turns around please start turning around otherwise we'll be here again when they unemployment runs out. It's a shame you work your whole life and go to work each day to have it change in a blink of an eye.
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# Sarah 2013-04-30 06:35
I filed for emergency unemployment in 2007 and didn't get it. I got a letter yesterday that says I'm eligible for 20 weeks from 2007 thru 2008. What?? It's now the year 2013. I had to file for S.S. disability because of my back and arthritis and I'm over 62. I really don't get this money, right? OR.. am I still entitled to it?

Thanks,
Sarah
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# Cristina 2013-06-16 19:59
I live in New York and 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, but this is the last week and I have not heard wether it will. I'm trying to call the offices and nobody answer the calls. How can I find out if I well qualify for an extension, and if I am not what other options do I have??..thank you
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# Becky 2013-06-30 09:31
I live in TN. I have exhausted all tiers of benefits. I was told that I needed to make $1600.00 to be able to file a claim on the company that fired me. I do not understand this. I live in a very small city and jobs are far and few between. I had my last job for 15 years. I am totally without income and I am clueless as to why I cannot draw off of the job that I worked at for years without having to find a job within driving range.
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# patricia 2013-07-08 09:46
my unemployment will ran out as of this week but i 'm still trusting in GOD to still work this out for me
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# alice 2013-08-20 20:42
how do I find out what Tier I am on? Also my original unemployment ran out, I filed an extension and it was approved, that ran out so I filed another one, how many can I file in DE?
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# james 2013-08-24 16:38
I have exhausted my 26 weeks of state unemployment (Maryland) I have also exhausted my first federal extension of 26 weeks. My benefit year ended on August 18, 2013. I called to open a new claim and was told I only had 2 weeks on the new claim? However I received a letter of Determination of Monetary Eligibility in this letter it states I have $10,166 of payable benefits at $391 weekly. That would be 26 weeks at this rated am I entitled to all of this? Why are they saying I can only receive two weeks?
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