Congress has passed fiscal cliff legislation which continues federal extended unemployment benefits for a year. This means that, for 2013, both state and federal unemployment benefits are available for unemployed workers who are out of work through no fault of their own.
State unemployment insurance (Regular UI) provides up to a maximum of 26 weeks of unemployment compensation.
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) provides additional weeks of benefits for workers who have used their state benefits. Most unemployed workers are eligible for 14 weeks of EUC. Additional weeks may be available based upon the state unemployment rate.
Here's more on unemployment benefits for 2013 including the various benefit programs (UI, EUC and EB) available, who qualifies and how unemployment compensation is paid. Also, here's information on the difference between EUC and EB.
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