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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Unemployment Insurance Benefit Expirations: Extended Benefits (EB) and Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08)

Katelin P. Isaacs
Analyst in Income Security

Two key provisions related to extended federal unemployment benefits have recently expired.

The temporary 100% federal financing of the Extended Benefit (EB) program ended December 1, 2010.

In addition, authorization for the temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program expired the week on or before November 30, 2010 (i.e., November 27, 2010, in all states except New York state, in which the program ended November 29, 2010).

This report describes the consequences of these expirations for the financing and availability of unemployment benefits in states.

H.R. 6419, a bill that would have extended these expired unemployment insurance provisions through the end of February 2011, failed to pass in the House under suspension of the rules on November 18, 2010. Introduced on November 29, 2010, S. 3981 would extend the expired unemployment insurance provisions until the beginning of January 2012. S. 3990, introduced on November 30, 2010, would also extend these provisions until January 2012 and includes a provision that offsets spending proposed in the bill with unobligated balances from appropriated discretionary funds

Date of Report: December 1, 2010
Number of Pages: 5
Order Number: R41508
Price: $19.95

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