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Regular & Additional Unemployment Benefits

SCENERIOS

In addition to the 26 weeks of regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits (plus one unpaid waiting week), up to 73 weeks of additional benefits are currently provided under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Each program has different deadlines and, as a result, not all claimants are eligible for the full 73 additional weeks of benefits. Please note that the breakdown provided below is based on timelines/deadlines stated in the current federal legislation, which may change in the future.

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Original Claim effective May 7, 2006 - Jan. 4, 2009: Up to 26 weeks of regular UI
Up to 20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
Up to 13 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
Up to 14 weeks of EUC
(Up to 13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
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73 weeks total
Original Claim effective Jan. 11, 2009 - Apr. 5, 2009: 26 weeks of regular UI
20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
14 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
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60 weeks total
Original Claim effective Apr. 12, 2009 - Aug. 16, 2009: 26 weeks of regular UI
20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
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46 weeks total
Original Claim effective Aug. 23, 2009 or later: 26 weeks of regular UI only

An Original Claim’s effective date is the Sunday of the week in which the claim is filed.

UI = Regular Unemployment Insurance Benefits

EUC = Emergency Unemployment Compensation