unemployment insurance

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    I didn’t want to take the “winfly” thread any further off-topic, but just an FYI for those whose VEC (and other) benefits have been or will be exhausted prior to return to work, as part of the economic stimulus package (you know, where the government gives everybody $600):

    “The Finance bill would make 13 weeks of additional UI benefits available to all jobless Americans who have exhausted their regular state UI benefits and are continuing to search for work. Jobless individuals in very high unemployment states who exhaust their regular benefits would be eligible for a further 13 weeks (for a total of 26 additional weeks).”

    As I am still on the payroll and unaffected by the winfly or not decision I am unclear as to how one applies for the extension but your state labor dept. people should be able to help.


    oh…the article I quoted: http://www.cbpp.org/1-31-08ui.htm

    I found it by googling unemployment benefit extension stimulus


    Oh nice.
    Mine runs out in June. I’ve got a summer job that starts by then but it’s nice to know it was extended.

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