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Florida agency issues deadlines for unemployment benefits

The state agency in charge of doling out unemployment aid isn't waiting for Washington to act — or not — on the politically sensitive issue of still paying those out of work more than six months.

The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation on Tuesday told unemployment recipients the pending deadlines for ending extended benefits under the assumption Congress won't pass another extension during a lame-duck session next week.

During the recession, the federal government had created several levels of additional benefits beyond the standard 26 weeks of state coverage. An emergency unemployment compensation, or EUC, program kicks in after the initial 26 weeks is exhausted; then several tiers of an extended benefit, or EB, program kick in.

Barring congressional action, about 106,000 Floridians will run out of benefits as of Dec. 4 and another 41,000 will become ineligible every week.

Here's a closer look at the impact on more than 600,000 Floridians currently receiving unemployment benefits:

• Those still receiving the first 26 weeks of unemployment coverage through the state are not affected.

• To move to the next level, emergency unemployment compensation, recipients must exhaust their regular state claim by Nov. 20.

• The extended benefit program will end effective Dec. 4. Those on any of the four tiers of extended benefits won't be paid for any weeks of unemployment, even if they have a balance remaining.

• An extra $25 a week tacked on to unemployment payments under the federal stimulus plan will end Dec. 11.

Florida agency issues deadlines for unemployment benefits 11/09/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 4:39pm]
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