In December 2010, federal unemployment insurance was extended for 13 months. This means that federal extended unemployment benefits (up to 99 weeks in states with high unemployment) will continue through 2011.
However, the agreement does not include a tier 5 of unemployment for workers (99ers) who have exhausted all state and federal unemployment benefits.
If you're not sure about the status of your benefits, check with your State Unemployment Office web site for details on who qualifies and when and how benefits will be paid.
If you have run out of unemployment or are about to lose your unemployment benefits, here's what to do when unemployment runs out.
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