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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Temporary Unemployment Insurance Provisions



Katelin P. Isaacs
Analyst in Income Security

Several key provisions related to extended federal unemployment benefits are temporary and, therefore, scheduled to expire.

The temporary 100% federal financing of the Extended Benefit (EB) program ends December 31, 2013.

The temporary option for states to use three-year lookbacks as part of their EB triggers expires the week ending on or before December 31, 2013.

Authorization for the temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program is scheduled to expire the week ending on or before January 1, 2014 (i.e., December 28, 2013, in all states except New York State, in which the program ends December 29, 2013).

Once these federal unemployment provisions expire, only regular, state-financed unemployment benefits from the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program will generally be available. In most states, UC provides up to 26 weeks of benefits.

This report describes the consequences of these expirations for the financing and availability of unemployment benefits in states. It also summarizes the last three laws that have extended these expiring provisions: H.R. 8, P.L. 112-96, and P.L. 112-78.



Date of Report: January 3, 2013
Number of Pages: 8
Order Number: R41508
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