IMPORTANT UNEMPLOYMENT UPDATE
REGARDING THE MOST RECENT EXTENSION TO THE EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT
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FAQ's UPDATED APRIL 19, 2012
Due to the most recent extension
to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, signed by the President on
December 17, 2010, the eligibility has been extended to January 3, 2012, and
weekly payment will end June 9, 2012.
UI claimants may receive a
maximum entitlement of up to ninety-nine (99) weeks of total UI benefits
(Combination of Regular “State” UI Benefits, Emergency Unemployment
Compensation Benefits, Extended Benefits (“EB”) and High Extended Benefits
This EUC extension does
NOT apply to individuals who have previously received their
maximum entitlement (up to 99 weeks of total UI benefits).
CTDOL will identify eligible
claimants and notify them of their entitlement for EUC benefits.
UI claimants not residing in
Connecticut, whose payment of EB has been stopped because the state in which they
reside discontinued payment of EB, may be entitled to retroactive payment of
benefits. This applies to residents of states in which the payment of EB
benefits has been retroactively restored by recent legislation. CTDOL is in
the process of identifying these eligible claimants. Weekly claims that
have been filed but unpaid for this reason will be released for payment as
long as they are otherwise eligible.
The Federal Additional
Compensation (“FAC”) of $25 per week was NOT extended and has
begun phasing out. However, FAC continues to be payable during the phase-out
period to claimants who, as of June 2, 2010,
had not yet exhausted all
rights to State benefits, or
qualify for new EUC or EB
benefits (on the basis of the State claim with FAC).
Note: FAC is not payable for
any weeks of unemployment after December 11, 2010.
A modification to the EUC
program will allow the continuation of EUC payment whenever a claimant
becomes eligible for state benefits under the following conditions:
has remaining EUC
entitlement on a benefit year ending after July 22, 2010; and
would qualify for state
compensation in a subsequent (new) benefit year with a weekly benefit
amount at least $100 or 25 percent less than the weekly benefit amount
payable on the EUC claim.
Any EUC benefits paid
continue to be 100% federally funded.