Unemployment Benefits: What if my benefits end?

Last updated: May 19, 2024
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Unemployment Benefits: What if my benefits end?

At some point in time, your unemployment benefits will come to an end as they are designed to be a temporary solution as you search for employment.

If yours are about to end make sure you prepare early to lessen the impact when your benefits do run out. Here are somethings to consider.

The amount of time that unemployment benefits will be paid is determined by your state. For YOUR state's specific information, click here.

  • Usually, most states pay benefits for a period of 26 weeks, but they may extend benefits when there is a high percentage of unemployed workers.

  • If you currently receive benefits and the state chooses to extend the benefits program, your unemployment insurance agency should contact you.

  • You can contact your state unemployment insurance agency to ask about extending your benefits.

  • In the worst case, if you become eligible you can enroll in state and federal welfare programs for assistance.

Some guidelines have changed

Due to COVID-19 and passage of The CARES Act, the federal government has changed some guidelines to allow states to increase and extend benefits:

  • Workers can now get an additional $600 per week for up to six months.

  • If you are currently receiving benefits from your state, they can be extended for an additional 13 weeks.

Have other questions? Check out these informative articles.

Stay strong and remember to check out all the resources available to you!

How has the unemployment process been for you so far?

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Claudia Galdaméz
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Dios bendiga a la empresa EDD yo recibí los beneficios y me siento muy agradecido EDD es amazing y profesional en todos los aspectos

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Kari Fraley
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Awfully brutal and cold

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I need help with my unemployment Pua benefits u never have received any money since 2020 and I paid 10% taxes in all of it I have 19,000 in my acct but they won't release MY funds I BECAME HOMELESS due to this non- Spence plz help me

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Why’ my Axos Bank account is having some serious issues and I cannot even use the debit card to buy something online

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I'm locked out. Waiting. But I started work Monday. Soo thank goodnes

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Kim Cummings
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Worked 40 plus years and got 14 weeks cause employer of 13yrs did pay in right. Couldn't find work because of covid. No government help. Iowa governor is trying to stop ANY help. It's crazy I have to lose everything at the age of 54

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It's sad that whoever is reading these hell find some number some answer help that that work for what's there because seems like all the scammer is winning help that make since please

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  I'm seeking a clear answer to a serious question. This being the first time I've ever had apply for unemployment aid of any type. My actual application date is May 18, 2020, I received benefits totaling my state minimum( $117.00wk) for the back weeks of 2/2/2020 thru 3/15/2020 a total of 8 weeks. Starting the week of 3/22/2020, I began to receive the state benefits along with the federal stimulus funds. I didn't receive any federal stimulus funds from 9/13/2020 thru 12/27/2020.
Now my state is a state that provides 26 weeks of regular benefits, which I was led to believe, the 50 weeks of federal stimulus funds, didn't or wasn't meant to include whatever weeks that the state provided. The way it reads it is an extension of the states benefits.  
    So FINALLY, my question is there any type of extension that I can apply for while seeking employment? 
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It has been the worst experience with any government facility that I've ever encountered it has been Non-Stop Denial adjudication pending issues Overall It is terrible

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it's been a real good experience and really nice to have an income for me and my family while I'm unemployed during this covid-19 thanks everyone in Jackson Mississippi and I'm right down 55 from y'all in McComb I do appreciate it thank you all and it's been a great experience hopefully mine will be extended for another 13 weeks if not God bless all and thanks again !!!

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