Updated January 3, 2013
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed by Congress and signed by the President, extending deadlines for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) through December 2013. The legislation does not change the number of weeks of benefits available under the EUC program. It allows the EUC program to continue the same as before.
If you are collecting EUC, your benefits will continue from the point you were on as of December 30, 2012. Please continue to claim weekly benefits in the usual manner, unless you receive instructions to file a new claim.
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.
|Federal/State UI||State UI Benefits||
|EUC, Tier IV||Extended Benefits|
|Weeks Available||26 weeks||20 weeks, reduced to 14 weeks for claimants who certified for their first week of Tier 1 after 9/2/12||14 weeks||13 weeks, reduced to 9 weeks for claimants who exhausted Tier 2 after 9/2/12.||6 weeks||Up to 20 weeks|
|Cumulative Weeks||26 weeks||Up to 46 weeks||Up to 60 weeks||Up to 73 weeks||Up to 79 weeks||Up to 99 weeks|
Must exhaust regular UI by 12/22/13.
|Must exhaust Tier 1 by 12/22/13.
||Must exhaust Tier 2 by 12/22/13.
||Must have exhausted Tier 3 by 9/2/12.
||Must exhaust all other available benefits by 12/2/12.|
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