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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Who is eligible for Extended Benefits?

To be eligible for EB, you must first exhaust all 26 weeks of traditional unemployment insurance benefits and all 13 weeks of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits (a total of 39 weeks of benefits) and continue to be unemployed.

In addition, you must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:

  • You are not eligible for regular or extended compensation under any other state or federal law.
  • You must be unemployed or underemployed and be able to work and available for work.
  • There must be at least one week left on regular unemployment benefits when EB triggered on (4/26/2020). Note: Based on federal guidance providing for the coordination of benefits for individuals who qualify for regular claims and unemployment programs implemented under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, PEUC must be paid prior to EB
  • Someone who is disqualified or ineligible for State UI does not qualify for EB.