1. Careers
Send to a Friend via Email

Extended Benefits (EB) Program

By

Definition: The Extended Benefits (EB) Program provides an additional 13 to 20 weeks of benefits to workers receiving state unemployment insurance benefits in states which have a specific unemployment rate. EB provides benefits to individuals who have exhausted regular state benefits and Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) when the state unemployment rate has increased over a period of time.

Extended Benefits (EB) Unemployment Compensation

The weekly benefit amount of Extended Benefits is the same as the individual received for regular unemployment compensation. The total amount of Extended Benefits that an individual could receive may be fewer than 13 weeks or fewer than 20 weeks, depending on the state unemployment rate.

How to Collect Extended Benefits

Extended Benefits are paid through the state unemployment system. When a State begins an Extended Benefit period, it notifies those who have received all of their regular benefits that they may be eligible for Extended Benefits.

Check with your State Unemployment Office for information on what benefits you are entitled to.

Read More: Unemployment Compensation | Unemployment Extension | How to Calculate Your Unemployment Benefits

Also Known As: extended unemployment program, EB

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.