Each State's eligibility for the Federal EB and EUC programs is updated every Friday by the US Department of Labor.

Extended Benefits (EB) is an unemployment extension paid for by both state and federal funds.  EB provides 13 weeks or one half of your regular claim’s maximum benefit amount, which ever is less. EB is precluded by any EUC benefit eligibility.  In other words, EB cannot be paid until you exhaust all regular and EUC benefits. EB is a claim of last resort.

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Extended Benefits were not available in any state during the week ending March 31.

Want to know how many weeks of EB your state has available? Click here for the latest DOL EB trigger notice.

Check out the latest UI stats here.

EUC pays for additional  weeks of benefits beyond the state maximum. President Obama signed into law November 8, 2009, Tiers 3 and 4 of additional weeks, 14 and 6  weeks respectively.  

Congress approved funding for EUC as part of the so called "Deficit Reduction Bill" Wednesday. Details forthcoming. The table below is out of date as of 1/3/2013. The table will be updated as soon as DOL updates eligibilty.

All states are eligible for up to 14 weeks of First Tier benefits. 

As of December 1, 2013:

  • 38 states are eligible for Tier 2 benefits,
  • 29 states are eligible for Tier 3 benefits,
  • and 4 states are eligible for Tier 4 benefits. 

As of December 1, 2013, maximum potential durations in the EUC 2008 program are:

  • 14 weeks in Tier 1,
  • 14 weeks in Tier 2,
  • 9 weeks in Tier 3,
  • and 10 weeks in Tier 4.

The eligibility of each state for Tier 3 and 4 Emergency EUC is tabulated below.

THIRD AND FOURTH TIER EUC 2008 TRIGGERS Effective December 1, 2013

State Tier Three Status Tier Three Effective Date Tier Four Status Tier Four Effective Date Special Notes
Alabama OFF   OFF    
Alaska OFF 8/24/13 OFF    
Arizona ON 11/8/09


Arkinsas ON 11/8/09


California ON 11/8/09 OFF 8/10/13  
Colorado ON 11/8/09 OFF    
Connecticut ON 11/8/09  OFF    
Delaware ON 4/7/13      
District of Columbia ON 11/8/09 OFF    
Florida ON 11/8/09 OFF  


Georgia ON 11/8/09 OFF    
Hawaii OFF 6/24/12      
Idaho  OFF 2/9/13 OFF 4/7/12   
Illinois ON 11/8/09 ON 4/14/3  NEW
Indiana ON 11/8/09 OFF 5/12/12  
Iowa OFF 1/14/12      
Kansas OFF 6/24/12      
Kentucky ON 11/8/09 OFF    
Louisiana ON 10/6/13      
Maine OFF 7/13/13      
Maryland ON 10/6/13      
Massachusetts ON 10/6/13 OFF 12/18/10  
Michigan ON 11/8/09 OFF    
Minnesota OFF 4/7/12      
Mississippi ON 11/8/09 OFF 9/14/13  
Missouri ON 10/6/13 OFF    
Montana OFF 6/14/12      
Nevada ON 11/8/09 ON 11/8/09  
New Hampshire OFF 10/16/10      
New Jersey ON 11/8/09 OFF 7/13/13  
New Mexico OFF 7/8/12 OFF 6/11/11


New York ON 11/8/09 OFF 9/2/12  
North Carolina OFF 6/29/13 OFF 6/9/13  
North Dakota          
Ohio ON 5/5/13 OFF 4/7/12


Oklahoma OFF 5/12/12      
Oregon ON 11/8/09    


Pennsylvania ON 11/8/09 OFF 4/2/11  
Puerto Rico ON 11/8/09 ON 11/8/09  
Rhode Island ON 11/8/09 OFF 8/10/13  
South Carolina ON 11/8/09 OFF 1/12/13  
South Dakota          
Tennessee ON 11/8/09 OFF 4/21/12  
Texas OFF 1/5/2013 OFF 3/10/2012  
Utah OFF        
Vermont OFF        
Virgin Islands ON 6/30/13 ON 11/10/13  
Virginia OFF 6/12/12  OFF  4/21/12  
Washington OFF 8/10/13 OFF 4/21/12  
West Virginia OFF 7/13/13 OFF 9/10/11  
Wisconsin OFF 9/14/13    


Wyoming OFF 9/10/11      

Source: DOL

The above information is gleaned from US Department of Labor data sources and is accurate at time of publishing BUT always contact your local unemployment office for latest and official information. Check this resource to view upcoming EUC and EB trigger changes from the DOL.

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