EDD-UE Benefits Ext’s

  | Welcome to the Employment Development Department  Posted 10/17/2011 

New Developments on Federal Unemployment Extensions
(Updated October 11, 2011)

en Español

10/11/11 11:30 a.m.

Updated: Number of individuals who have run out of benefits is now over 538,000.

The American Jobs Act of 2011 proposed by President Obama does include an additional year to access current federal unemployment extension benefits. However, it does not include any additional weeks of benefits to increase the maximum of up to 99 weeks of benefits that are available now. The President has submitted his package to Congress and it will require members’ approval if it is to become law. The EDD will be monitoring developments closely regarding unemployment benefits as well as potential enhancements in training and job search assistance.  We encourage you to watch for updates on this EDD website and on our EDD Twitter and Facebook pages.

In the meantime, here are the details on what is currently being offered in federal unemployment extension benefits.  

CURRENT BENEFITS STATUS

Currently, there are more than 1.1 million people certifying for benefits in California. The majority of these customers are collecting on a federal extension claim while the remainder are somewhere in the midst of a regular unemployment claim. A regular claim provides up to 26 weeks of benefits and federal extension benefits provide up to another 73 weeks of benefits, provided by the federal government due to the length and severity of the economic recession. Between regular and federal extension benefits, the EDD has paid a total of $12.6 billion in benefits so far this year (as of September 14, 2011), and is currently paying about $350 million a week. These benefits provide critical sustenance to unemployed workers and their families, in addition to local businesses where much of the benefits are spent on basic needs.

For now, the deadline for starting any new federal extension claim is coming up at the end of 2011. <!–

FILING DEADLINES FOR FEDERAL EXTENSION BENEFITS

–>

CURRENT UI EXTENDED BENEFIT DURATION & CLAIM DEADLINES

Here is a breakdown of the filing deadlines for federal extension benefits:

UI Benefits Provided During This Recession
UI Claims Maximum Weeks of Benefits Provided Deadline for Starting This Type of UI Claim
Regular UI Claim Up to 26 weeks of benefits Once someone becomes unemployed
1st Tier of Federal Extension Up to 20 weeks of benefits December 25, 2011
2nd Tier of Federal Extension Up to 14 weeks of benefits January 1, 2012
3rd Tier of Federal Extension Up to 13 weeks of benefits January 1, 2012
4th Tier of Federal Extension Up to 6 weeks of benefits January 1, 2012
Separate FED-ED Extension Up to 20 weeks of benefits January 1, 2012
POTENTIAL TOTAL MAXIMUM BENEFITS Up to 99 weeks of benefits  

customers who have run out of maximum benefits

The maximum total of unemployment benefits remains up to 99 weeks of benefits. As of October 10, 2011, there have been more than 538,000 unemployed workers in California who have run out of all available benefits, up to the 99 week maximum.

Unemployed individuals may be eligible for assistance to meet basic needs as well as other services such as health care, counseling, employment and training assistance. For more information, read the Assistance for Unemployed California Residents flyer and the Job Dislocation Brochure: English | Spanish.

For any further developments in the Unemployment Insurance program, as well as all other EDD programs and services, we encourage our customers watch for updates on our Website and on our EDD Twitter and Facebook pages.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s