Here's information on the extended unemployment benefits that are in place for 2013. There has been cuts in unemployment benefits due to the sequester budget cuts. Here's an overview of changes in unemployment due to sequestration on state-by-state basis.
Unemployment Extensions for 2014
In addition, there will be no extended unemployment benefits in place for 2014 unless Congress passes legislation renewing the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program that expires on December 31, 2013. Here's information on unemployment compensation for 2014:
- Unemployment Extension 2014
- Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Expires January 1, 2014
- 100% Federal Funding of Extended Benefits (EB) Expires December 31, 2013
Important: Check your State Unemployment Office website for details on who qualifies for extended benefits and when and how benefits will be paid, or check this list of state unemployment extension websites to go directly to the state unemployment website for your location.
Avoid Scams: The only way you can file for extended benefits is through your state unemployment office. You cannot apply for benefits on third-party websites, even if they say they will file for you. Here's how to avoid unemployment scams.