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.
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 The table below is out of date as of 1/3/2013.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|
|District of Columbia||ON||11/8/09||OFF|
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.