The 99-week Federal unemployment benefits extension will continue this year. Nevertheless, job seekers who lost their jobs in July of after will not qualify for an extension benefits unless a new legislation will be passed. The unemployment extension is a US federal government program that helps states in providing additional unemployment insurance weeks for those who were laid off without their fault.

Due to the present economic situation in the US, many people are having a very hard time looking for a job. Depending on the individual unemployment rate of a state, unemployed workers have been offered unemployment compensation extension via four different tiers.  A worker who is unable to find a job for an extended time can move through the four further tiers of extended benefits before their unemployment insurance is finally cut off.

It is necessary to check out the unemployment insurance office of your state to determine if you are eligible for the extended benefits or if such is available in the state where you live. Most states with high rates of unemployment provide benefits extension to all laid-off workers to help them tide over the months they have no income. Check out if you qualify and file for the extension right away.

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