Julie M. Whittaker Specialist in Income Security
Katelin P. Isaacs Analyst in Income Security
temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program may provide additional
federal unemployment insurance benefits to eligible individuals who have
exhausted all available benefits from their state Unemployment
Compensation (UC) programs. Congress created the EUC08 program in 2008 and
has amended the original, authorizing law (P.L. 110-252) 11 times.
The most recent extension of EUC08 in P.L. 112-240, the American Taxpayer
Relief Act of 2012, authorizes EUC08 benefits through the end of calendar
year 2013. Under P.L. 112-240, the potential duration of EUC08 benefits
available to eligible individuals depends on state unemployment rates. Figure
A-1 provides the sequence, availability, and total maximum of all unemployment
This report summarizes the structure of EUC08 benefits currently available
through December 28, 2013 (December 29, 2013, for New York). It also
provides the legislative history of the EUC08 program.
Date of Report: January 24, 2013
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