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Old 08-01-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I have a question regarding UI Benefits and I've seen some people on here appear to be experts on the subject.

I got my first benefit check on February 14th.

Since then I have received a total of 26 Benefit Checks as of July 31st.

My first check was $299 and subsequent checks were $363. The first check was reduced because my work compensated me for my vacation time before I was laid off and 1 single day of vacation fell into that day.

It says I have $64.00 for remaining benefit amount.

What happens when I file next week?

Will I recieve the $64.00?
Since I've recieved 26 payments will I automatically transition into Tier 1 and recieve my normal benefit amount?
Are benefit amounts reduced when you transfer into the EUC Tiers?
Is there a delay in Wisconsin when you transfer into EUC?

I'm a bit worried because I have my tuition bill due next week and if I am late on it I will start recieving penalties

Any help that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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It says I have $64.00 for remaining benefit amount.

What happens when I file next week?

Will I recieve the $64.00?
Yes. Per FAQS:
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11. Why is my last payment so small?

State benefits must be exhausted completely before federal benefits begin. Same applies to Tiers and EB. One tier must be completely exhausted before beginning payments on the next tier/EB. This often results in an odd payment before full benefit payments resume, especially if you’ve been working and have been receiving partial benefits.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/22370378-post2.html
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Since I've recieved 26 payments will I automatically transition into Tier 1
Yes. Per Wisconsin website:
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How do I file for EUC?

If you are currently filing weekly claims for unemployment benefits, continue to file your weekly claim if you are still unemployed or working reduced hours. You will be notified by mail of your eligibility for the additional benefits.


Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Extended Benefits
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Are benefit amounts reduced when you transfer into the EUC Tiers?
No. Per FAQS:
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6. EUC Benefit Calculation is based on the original monetary determination of the claim as follows:

The weekly benefit rate remains the same throughout the life of the claim.


http://www.city-data.com/forum/25250900-post6.html
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Is there a delay in Wisconsin when you transfer into EUC?
No. Keep claiming. WI should transfer you without any delay.

Read the entire FAQS thread, especially posts 2 and 6. You'll get a good overview of the program.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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I guess my main question will I not start with EUC until the following week or do I file a claim after I get the $64 to get the remainder for that week or am I just SOL until I transition into EUC.

Ex.

I file on 8-5 and recieve $64
I file on 8-12 then start recieving my old benefit amount at $363

or

I file on 8-5 and recieve $64
I file again and recieve $299 and transfer into EUC that same week?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I file on 8-5 and recieve $64
I file on 8-12 then start recieving my old benefit amount at $363
This.

As stated in FAQs:
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11. Why is my last payment so small?

State benefits must be exhausted completely before federal benefits begin. Same applies to Tiers and EB. One tier must be completely exhausted before beginning payments on the next tier/EB. This often results in an odd payment before full benefit payments resume, especially if you’ve been working and have been receiving partial benefits.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/22370378-post2.html
In virtually all states (Illinois is the only exception I am aware of [tier to tier only]), one level of benefits must be completely zeroed out in a single claiming week. Regular benefit amounts resume the following claiming week. This is why I addressed the "short payment" issue in FAQS. It is very common. When I was collecting benefits, I had a weekly pension offset, which meant when I finished state benefits and every time I finished a tier or part of a tier (Tiers 1 and 2 are comprised of two parts), I was subject to a short payment for one week. I received a short payments five times - at the end of state benefits, at the end of Tier 1 EUC08, Tier 1 EUCX, Tier 2, and Tier 3 before transitioning to EB. (Again, see FAQS, post 2). Of course now, WI is only paying Tiers 1 and 2. If you have no further offsets, you won't experience this short week again.

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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Thanks very much!

Assuming that EUC is extended beyond December and Wisconsin unemployment raises above the threshold does their Tier 3 kick back into effect?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Alright, I'm so confused. I've been receiving the maximum benefit amount of $363 for 27 total weeks. The total has come to $9438.00 which is the maximum amount in Wisconsin.

I just got my EUC letter today. It states that my EUC Benefit Rate is going to be $144.00 and my total EUC Compensation is going to be $720 which is 5 weeks.

What is going on here? This is way less than what I thought it was going to be calculated to.

I guess I just don't understand how these EUC benefits are calculated. I jumped down to less than 40% of my original benefit amount jumping from state benefits to tier 1. Can someone explain this to me?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Ok, to add some more information. I thought the $144 seemed very familiar.

From 3/12/2010 until 8/25/2010 I was laid of and collecting unemployment.

Every week I recieved two direct deposits, $144 an $25.

I became employed again starting 9/01/2010 and worked until 1/15/2012.

I collected unemployment from 2/14/2012 until 8/5/2012 at a weekly benefit rate of $363.00

Is this why I suddenly have the reduced EUC of $144 for 5 weeks?

I was under the impression I should be eligible for up to 20 weeks at $363.00
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I finally got throught to unemployment.

What they said is I was on unemployment extension in 2010 (news to me). Until that is paid out I will recieve $144 / week for 5 weeks until that total is exhausted (down from $363 / week)

Here is a total history. I need some help trying to figure this out.

I was laid off from my job effective July 1st, 2009. I didn't collect unemployment at the time because I had a lot of money in my savings.

I started collecting unemployment by late November, Early December.

12/02/09 - $169
12/04/09 - $338
12/11/09 - $169
12/16/09 - $169
01/04/10 - $169
01/11/10 - $169
01/25/10 - $169
02/16/10 - $288 ($144 x 2?)
02/22/10 - $169
03/08/10 - $169
03/12/10 - $144 + $25 (I was getting two seperate deposits from state in these amounts)
03/17/10 - $144 + $25
03/26/10 - $144 + $25
04/01/10 - $144 + $25
04/07/10 - $144 + $25
04/16/10 - $144 + $25
04/26/10 - $144 + $25
05/03/10 - $144 + $25
05/05/10 - $144 + $25
05/14/10 - $49 + $25
05/20/10 - $144 + $25
06/02/10 - $144 + $25
06/03/10 - $144 + $25
06/10/10 - $144 + $25
06/16/10 - $144 + $25
06/25/10 - $144 + $25
06/30/10 - $144 + $25
07/14/10 - $144 + $25
07/15/10 - $144 + $25
07/30/10 - $144 + $25
07/30/10 - $144 + $25
08/05/10 - $144 + $25
08/17/10 - $144 + $25
08/24/10 - $144 + $25
08/25/10 - $144 + $25

I started back at work September 01, 2009 and was laid off again January 15th, 2012

I started collecting unemployment February 12th - August 5th @ $363 per week.

I was told by a lady on the phone at UI office that I go back on the tier I was on at my old benefit rate.

I will collect $144 for the next 5 weeks. Then that tier is exhausted.

I am confused what happens next?

Once you collect the tiers are you done collecting them forever?

I am confused as to what tier I'm on, if I'm going to be eligible for more money beyond this five weeks. I don't have a clue what is going on.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Based on the 3/12/2010 until 8/25/2010 time frame, to me anyway, it doesn't look like you exhausted your first 26 weeks of benefits, and never started EUC. Therefore there is no EUC on the old claim for you to be reverted to.

I think a terrible mistake was made by WI, and you need to call and persuade them to look at it, and hopefully get put into EUC at the higher 363/wk from this most recent claim.
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