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Old 05-28-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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I posted this in another thread and haven't gotten a response yet. I know some people collected up to 99 weeks but wasn't there another extension after that. Is it possible that anyone collected more than 99 weeks in total benefits?
If so what would be the longest possible period to collect?
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:09 PM
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No there is no unemployment beyond the 99 weeks. And depending on where you are located it could be shorter then that.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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You can only collect more than 99 weeks' benefits if you have more than one claim, depending on your state and the amount of your earnings and when the claim is established. Some people have two claims and have collected EUC benefits on both of them. EB, however, is only available on the last claim. So, in that case, first claim could provide a maximum of 79 weeks, second claim a maximum of 99 weeks - again depending on earnings and the state unemployment rate.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:53 PM
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While this is true, it seemed like he/she was asking more on the front of one claim.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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You can only collect more than 99 weeks' benefits if you have more than one claim, depending on your state and the amount of your earnings and when the claim is established. Some people have two claims and have collected EUC benefits on both of them. EB, however, is only available on the last claim. So, in that case, first claim could provide a maximum of 79 weeks, second claim a maximum of 99 weeks - again depending on earnings and the state unemployment rate.
I'm not on UE or trying to get on, I'm simply curios what would be the record length that anybody could claim given the right scenario. From what you say it looks like 79 + 99 = 178 weeks if that's accurate were talking about 3 years 4 months, that seems like a ridiculously long time to be collecting.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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I'm not on UE or trying to get on, I'm simply curios what would be the record length that anybody could claim given the right scenario. From what you say it looks like 79 + 99 = 178 weeks if that's accurate were talking about 3 years 4 months, that seems like a ridiculously long time to be collecting.
We've had a bad economy and severe unemployment for a ridiculously long period of time beginning in 2008. A huge number of these people remain unemployed. Companies are making record profits with fewer employees and have no incentive to hire.

Because EUC has been in place now for over two years, and because the unemployment problem has not abated - there are five applicants for every opening - if people are in and out of work, they may qualify for more than one claim. As long as EUC is in place, they may be eligible for the extensions if their work history warrants.

Congress may not extend the EUC benefits next year. In which case, those most recently unemployed will not have the safety net of those who were laid off in 2008 - nor will most of them and the long-term unemployed be able to find employment.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:07 PM
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I'm not on UE or trying to get on, I'm simply curios what would be the record length that anybody could claim given the right scenario. From what you say it looks like 79 + 99 = 178 weeks if that's accurate were talking about 3 years 4 months, that seems like a ridiculously long time to be collecting.
No, it would be 99 weeks. You do not get a second claim unless you had worked long enough again to start a new claim. 99 weeks is it. Its far from ridiculous either as unless you have been out of work in the last 2 years you don't have a clue how hard it is to get a new job.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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If one goes to a state approved school for retraining, unemployment is extended. This may not technically be "unemployment", but in reality one can collect beyond 99 weeks.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:31 AM
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If one goes to a state approved school for retraining, unemployment is extended. This may not technically be "unemployment", but in reality one can collect beyond 99 weeks.
Yes you can collect unemployment in some states while retraining but once again 99 weeks is MAX! You do not collect over that at this time unless you worked enough to start a new claim. And in that case you are going to start a new claim and it really is irrelevant to this discussion.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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2 yrs? Wow. Do they have construction or trucking jobs where you people live?
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