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Idaho Initiates Federal-State Extended Benefits

News Release

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2020
Media Contact: Darlene Carnopis, darlene.carnopis@labor.idaho.gov or Salvador Vazquez, salvador.vazquez@labor.idaho.gov

The Idaho Department of Labor is starting to notify unemployed workers who will exhaust extended benefits under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program that they can apply for additional benefits through the Federal-State Extended Benefit program.

Claimants must first exhaust all benefits available to them under the regular benefit program paid through the state and the PEUC program before they apply for Federal-State Extended Benefits.

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FAQ Friday – Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits

Does the new extension bill add additional money to my claim?

No. The current extension simply expanded the time you can receive your extended benefits. No additional funds have been added to your claim. If you have already exhausted an extension, there are no additional funds available.

What do I need to do if I am already receiving extended benefits?

If you want to continue receiving extended benefits, you need to continue your work search efforts, make two job search contacts a week and file your weekly report online.

What if I am running out of benefits and have never been on an extension?

When the money in your claim exhausts, you will be sent an extension application to the address you entered on your initial claim. Complete and return the application ASAP. If eligible, you will be mailed information about your new benefit amount and can continue filing your weekly reports.

How am I supposed to pay my bills?

You don’t have to be collecting unemployment to take advantage of our free services for job seekers. We also have a list of resources that may be able to help.

Can you help me find my next job?

Absolutely. We’re pretty good at helping people reach their career goals and encourage you to take advantage of our free services for job seekers. You can check the calendar for resume help, mock interviews and other workshops in your area.

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