Exhausted Your Unemployment Benefits?- December 29, 2009

Have you exhausted your Florida unemployment compensation benefits? There is a possibility that your benefits will be extended. See the information below from the Florida unemployment website- www.fluidnow.com

"On November 6, 2009, the president signed legislation expanding Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) eligibility.  The bill, known as The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, does the following:
  • Creates up to 20 weeks of additional unemployment benefits for workers who have exhausted all federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits or will exhaust by the week ending December 26, 2009.
    • Increases the maximum EUC Tier II from 13 weeks to 14 weeks of benefits in all states; this Tier is no longer tied to the state reaching a specified level of unemployment
    • Creates an EUC Tier III to provide up to 13 additional weeks of benefits in states with a total unemployment rate of at least 6 percent
    • Creates an EUC Tier IV to provide up to 6 additional weeks of benefits in states with a total unemployment rate of at least 8.5 percent" 
Florida unemployment rate exceeds the rates as described here.

To determine if you are eligble, go to www.fluidnow.com and click on the blue box that states "Check for Potential Emergency Unemployment Compensation EUC Tier III Eligibility."  You will need your social security number to determine if you are eligible.

For more information about this program click here.


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