The temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired at the end of 2013, and no state currently qualifies to offer more weeks under the permanent Extended Benefits (EB) program.
Imagine you finish filling out your unemployment claim and we are able to identify a job opportunity right away because of the information given for your unemployment claim. There are lots of factors that go into determining the decision on each unemployment claim.
You can find the one nearest you by going to Career Link's website (gov) though these are job centers not UC walk-in centers.
The advantage is the centers have a direct line to a UC call center that applicants can use. The disadvantage is wait time to use such a line most often extends to hours. Or wait at a call center where, I'm told, eventually you will. Finding and calling your state legislator probably won't move things much faster, but it could help remind him or her that public service includes serving the public and he or she should get in gear and work to fix this thing in a way that it won't happen again. You have encouraged us in our mission — to provide quality news and watchdog journalism.
Extended Benefits are available to workers who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits during periods of high unemployment.
The basic Extended Benefits program provides up to 13 additional weeks of benefits when a State is experiencing high unemployment.