Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extended

Congress has approved an extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program.

Some notable details:
  • The last week to file an EUC claim is week ending December 29th, 2012.
  • The last payable week of EUC is week ending December 29th, 2012.
  • Beginning September 2012, the benefit amount of an initial EUC claim (Tier I) will be reduced to 54% of a claimant’s regular unemployment claim rather than the current 80%.
  • Eligibility Reviews and Re-employment and Eligibility Assessments (REA) will be required for all claimants who file a new EUC claim or begin the second tier of an EUC claim beginning March 25th forward.
  • Utah’s three month average total unemployment rate is currently below %6. Therefore, the week ending April 7th is the last week a claimant can move from TierII to Tier III EUC benefits.

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