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Unemployment Compensation for 2013

By January 1, 2013

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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 2013including 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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January 4, 2013 at 9:25 am
(1) wilson says:

Actually they didn’t extend anything they just continuing the same program. Why did tgey lie to the public and say they were extending the benefits when they are actually just continuing the same program?

January 30, 2013 at 10:19 am
(2) cherelle ezell says:

i received my award letter telling me how much i have available for my second tier but that was almost 4 weeks ago. i’m in louisiana so i called the number and waited for 26mins only to find out that those people have no idea whats going on. they said they were having problems with the tiers. my question to you is have you heard of any problems in other states like this or is this just Louisiana.



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