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Federal Unemployment Extensions Expire Beginning December 5, 2010

November 30, 2010

12/01/10 Tuesday marked the expiration of the five federally funded extensions of unemployment (EEUC and EB). Approximately 90,000 Hoosiers are currently receiving federally funded extended benefits.

Eligible individuals will receive benefits for the weeks they have remaining on their regular state Unemployment (UI) and the four federal extensions (EEUC), but will not begin the next tier of benefits after November 30, 2010 (see below). DWD estimates about 4,000 Hoosiers per week will exhaust their benefits and thus not have a voucher to file beginning Sunday, December 5, 2010. 

The Extended Benefit (EB) program does not have a phase-out period. According to federal law, all Extended Benefit payments will stop immediately on Sunday, December 12, 2010. Approximately 16,000 Hoosiers are currently receiving extended benefits.

Beginning December 19, 2010, the $25 weekly federal additional payment will also expire due to federal law.

Hoosiers attempting to determine how many weeks of benefits they have remaining should go to for step-by-step instructions.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the expiration of these federal programs can be found at

Unemployment Program Max Weeks Cumulative Weeks *
State Unemployment (UI) 26 XX
Federal Extension 1 (EEUC) 20 46
Federal Extension 2 (EEUC) 14 60
Federal Extension 3 (EEUC) 13 73
Federal Extension 4 (EEUC) 6 79
Extended Benefits (EB) 20 99

                                                                            *Prior to November 30, 2010