Misconception: The number of weeks you can receive emergency unemployment benefits has been extended.
TRUTH: The stimulus does not provide additional weeks of benefits for people who use their 33 weeks of emergency unemployment-compensation benefits; it just expands the dates that the program will be available. A federal law passed last year provides an extra 20 weeks of emergency unemployment compensation to workers who exhausted their regular benefits, plus an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits for residents of states with high unemployment rates The emergency unemployment-compensation program was scheduled to expire on August 27, 2009, and the last day to apply was originally set to be March 31, 2009. As a result of the stimulus law, unemployed people who exhaust their regular state benefits now have until December 31, 2009, to apply for extended benefits and can receive compensation until May 31, 2010.
You mean there are misconceptions to the NObama/Dem stimulus debacle? Who'da thunk it?!!
Answer by blessed5x at 11:54 PM on Apr. 10, 2009
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