November 30th 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 30th, 2010. DWD estimates about 4,000 Hoosiers per week will exhaust their benefits and thus not have a voucher to file beginning Sunday, December 5th, 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 12th, 2010. Approximately 16,000 Hoosiers are currently receiving extended benefits.
Beginning December 19th, 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 http://www.in.gov/dwd/files/Remaining-Benefits.jpg for step-by-step instructions.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the expiration of these federal programs can be found at http://www.in.gov/dwd/files/November_2010_FAQ.pdf.