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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS Source: CRS. Figure A-1. Unemployment Insurance: Available Unemployment Benefits 40 Katelin P. Isaacs, Julie M. Whittaker and Alison M. Shelton APPENDIX B. SUMMARY OF EUC08 PROGRAM Table B-1. L. L. 110-449), signed November 21, 2008. L. 111-5), signed February 17, 2009. L. 111-92), signed November 6, 2009. Benefit Tiers and Availability 13 weeks (all states) Dates in Effect and Financing 7/6/2008-3/29/2009 (No benefits past 7/4/2009) Funded by federal EUCA funds within UTF.

Similarly, if an individual is eligible to continue to receive the tier II benefit after November 27, 2010, that individual would not be entitled to tier III benefits once those tier II benefits were exhausted. Likewise, if an individual is eligible to continue to receive the tier III benefit after November 27, 2010, that individual would not be entitled to tier IV benefits once those tier III benefits were exhausted. No EUC08 benefits—regardless of tier—are payable for any week after April 30, 2011.

Isaacs, Julie M. Whittaker and Alison M. Shelton An ongoing question concerns whether the EB program can be altered so that it makes benefits available more quickly to long-term unemployed workers, thereby avoiding the delays associated with legislation to create special, temporary extended unemployment programs. Although specifics are not yet available, reforms may center around the EB program and its trigger mechanism. Potential issues may include the appropriateness of national versus state or regional triggers, the use of the IUR versus the TUR, the trigger level, and the use of ―lookbacks‖ to unemployment in a reference period.

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