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How long can a person get unemployment payments in the US?

Posted by on Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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Just curious.

juggling

by on Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM

 This is for California.  It may vary by state...

The legislation approved by the U.S. Congress and implemented on February 22, 2012, extended the filing deadlines for federal extensions of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. The legislation did not add more weeks of unemployment benefits to the federal extensions. It only extended the deadlines for filing the federal extensions. Up to 99 weeks of total benefits is still the maximum available to unemployed workers in California for extensions filed before May 13, 2012. A regular claim provides up to 26 weeks of benefits and federal extension benefits provide up to another 73 weeks of benefits if filed by May 6, 2012, 63 weeks of benefits if filed between May 13, 2012, and May 20, 2012, 53 weeks of benefits if filed between May 27, 2012, and August 26, 2012, and 47 weeks of benefits, if filed after August 26, 2012, provided by the federal government due to the length and severity of the economic recession. The total number of benefit weeks for which someone is eligible depends on their individual situation, when the prior claims were filed, and California’s unemployment rate. For the latest federal extension information, including a chart containing the potential maximum total of unemployment benefits within specific time periods, please refer to the Unemployment Extensions page.

Due9
by Bronze Member on Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Thank you

Quoting OHgirlinCA:

 This is for California.  It may vary by state...

The legislation approved by the U.S. Congress and implemented on February 22, 2012, extended the filing deadlines for federal extensions of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. The legislation did not add more weeks of unemployment benefits to the federal extensions. It only extended the deadlines for filing the federal extensions. Up to 99 weeks of total benefits is still the maximum available to unemployed workers in California for extensions filed before May 13, 2012. A regular claim provides up to 26 weeks of benefits and federal extension benefits provide up to another 73 weeks of benefits if filed by May 6, 2012, 63 weeks of benefits if filed between May 13, 2012, and May 20, 2012, 53 weeks of benefits if filed between May 27, 2012, and August 26, 2012, and 47 weeks of benefits, if filed after August 26, 2012, provided by the federal government due to the length and severity of the economic recession. The total number of benefit weeks for which someone is eligible depends on their individual situation, when the prior claims were filed, and California’s unemployment rate. For the latest federal extension information, including a chart containing the potential maximum total of unemployment benefits within specific time periods, please refer to the Unemployment Extensions page.


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