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Date:November 9, 2009
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Qualified Recipients of Latest Unemployment Extension to Get Mail Notification

BATON ROUGE The Louisiana Workforce Commission will notify by mail all claimants who are eligible for the latest extension of unemployment benefits, state officials announced today.

On Friday, new federal legislation was signed into law creating an Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Tier 3 totaling 14 weeks of UI benefits for qualified individuals who have exhausted their regular UI benefits and Tiers 1 and 2 EUCs. An estimated 6,829 Louisianians would qualify for the extended benefits.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will notify all qualified claimants by mail with directions on the planned process. Claimants do not need to call the LWC.

Federal funds will be used to pay the extended benefits.

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