UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION and EXTENDED BENEFITS
Unemployment Benefits extended in Kentucky
Legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits was
signed into law by President Obama December 23, 2011,
ensuring unemployment insurance benefits will be extended
until February, 2012.
There is no increase in the number of weeks of Emergency
Unemployment Compensation. Emergency Unemployment Compensation will remain a 53-week program, broken down into four
tiers. Tier one is 20 weeks, tier two is 14 weeks, tier
three is 13 weeks and tier four is six weeks.
Extended Benefit program is on in
claims may be filed by those who have exhausted regular
unemployment insurance and Emergency Unemployment
Existing Extended Benefits claimants can now claim their two weeks as
usual. Extended Benefits claims must be made via the internet at
that was in place under the previous extension remains in
place. The non reduction rule applies to claimants who
qualify for a regular unemployment insurance claim while
enrolled in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. If the new UI claim is $100 or
25% less than the Emergency Unemployment Compensation claim, claimants may remain enrolled
in Emergency Unemployment Compensation. If you have questions about this part of the
extension, please contact your local office.