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Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expiration (Last updated January 2nd, 2014)

Unless the U.S. Congress extends Unemployment Insurance Benefits, all Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits has ended with the payment for the week ending December 29, 2013.  You will be able to claim weekly benefits after the week ending December 29, 2013, but payments will not be issued unless the U.S. Congress extends benefits.  Please continue to claim weekly benefits in the usual manner and check this website for updates on benefit extensions.  For more details about extensions, please see the EUC/EB Deadline Chart.  For an estimate of the number of weeks of benefits for which you may qualify, see the Benefits Calculator or Chart.  

Sequestration

Beginning with the week ending October 6th, federal government budget cuts known as sequestration could affect your unemployment insurance benefits. If you are receiving regular UI benefits you will NOT see any change. However, if you are receiving federal extended unemployment benefits that start after 26 weeks (Emergency Unemployment Compensation, or EUC), the federal government has directed us to reduce your payments by 7.2% beginning that first week in October. New York State has no control over these cuts in benefits and no ability to waive or reduce the level of cuts. Please check this website for the most up to date information concerning the sequestration cuts. And please be aware that our telephone call center agents do not have any more up to date information, so it is best to use our webpage, Facebook page or contact the United States Department of Labor at 1-877-872-5627, the White House at 202-456-1414 or your member of Congress at 202-224-3121.

Benefit Rate Calculator

If you are receiving EUC, this calculator can help you estimate how your benefits will change as of the week ending October 6, 2013. Please enter your current weekly benefit amount (before taxes or other deductions) in the box below and then click on the “Calculate EUC” button. The resulting number will be your new weekly benefit rate before any deductions. Please note that you must enter a benefit rate between $0 and $405 or you will receive an error message.

A weekly benefit rate is rounded down to the next whole dollar, pursuant to Section 590.5 of the New York State Unemployment Insurance Law.

If you...Then you can...
Exhaust 26 weeks of regular UI benefits by 12/22/13 Collect EUC (through 12/29/13)
Exhaust your current tier of EUC by 12/22/13 Move to the next tier (through 12/29/13)
Exhaust all available weeks of EUC by 12/2/12  Collect EB (through 12/9/12)


EUC offers up to 53 weeks of benefits, in four tiers. All claimants may not qualify for every tier, or all 53 weeks, of EUC. Read on for details and key dates. Also see the breakdown of additional benefits chart.

 

Tier 1 - If you entered Tier 1 by 9/2/12, you may be eligible to receive up to 20 weeks. If you entered Tier 1 after 9/2/12, you may be eligible to receive up to 14 weeks. To qualify, you must:

  • Have filed an initial claim for regular benefits by 6/17/13
  • Exhaust 26 weeks of regular benefits by 12/22/13
  • Start claiming EUC by 12/29/13

If you claimed one or more partial weeks of benefits after your original claim began or you had a break in your claim, your exhaust date may fall after 12/22/13 and make you ineligible for EUC.

Tier 2 ( up to 14 weeks) - To qualify, you must:

  • Have filed an initial claim for regular benefits by 3/11/13
  • Exhaust all available weeks of Tier 1 EUC by 12/22/13

If you claimed one or more partial weeks of benefits after your original claim began or you had a break in your claim, your Tier 1 exhaust date may fall after 12/22/13 and make you ineligible for Tier 2.

Tier 3 If you exhausted Tier 2 by 9/2/12, you may be eligible to receive up to 13 weeks. If you exhausted Tier 2 after 9/2/12, you may be eligible to receive up to 9 weeks. To qualify, you must:

  • Have filed an initial claim for regular unemployment by 12/3/12
  • Exhaust all available weeks of Tier 2 EUC by 12/22/13

If you claimed one or more partial weeks of benefits after your original claim began or you had a break in your claim, your Tier 2 exhaust date may fall after 12/22/13 and make you ineligible for Tier 3.

Tier 4 (up to 6 weeks) -  To qualify, you must:

  • Have filed an initial claim for regular unemployment by 4/4/11
  • Have exhausted all available weeks of Tier 3 EUC by 9/2/12

Extended Benefits (EB)  (up to 20 weeks) - To qualify, you must have exhausted all available weeks of EUC by 12/2/12.  Please note that the Extended Benefits (EB) program ended in New York State on December 9, 2012.  At this time, we do not expect the EB program to return.  EB is only available when the Total Unemployment Rate is at least 110% of the average for any or all of the corresponding three-month periods ending in the three preceding calendar years.  Our unemployment rate does not meet these requirements.

We encourage you to stay connected with the New York State Career Center.

 

For more details on additional unemployment benefits, see our FAQ section

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