Because of the present economic situation, those receiving unemployment benefits can now avail of extended benefits from thirteen to twenty weeks. In order to know if you are eligible for an extension, make sure to contact the Unemployment Insurance of your state. As soon as you are able to confirm your eligibility, you can proceed to filing for an unemployment extension.

The rules and guidelines for unemployment extension could vary from state to state. Remember that there are two types of unemployment extension, one is funded by the state and the other one is funded by the government. Gather all important information you need such as your histories, unemployment reason and social security number. To avail of unemployment extension, go to the unemployment website of your state or call them and file for the extension.

Wait for the mail since the paperwork are sent in the mail and the payments will follow. Do not forget that you can be audited on your search for a job anytime so keep a diligent record for job search to verify your application. For those who have not utilized all their unemployment tiers are eligible for an extension.  The length of time you can receive unemployment differs in every state. Some states suffering from high unemployment allow qualified persons to receive up to 99 weeks of benefits.

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