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Old 01-03-2013, 11:52 AM
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From the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development:

TRENTON, N.J., JANUARY 3, 2013 – New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) Commissioner Harold J. Wirths announced today that a continuation of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) has been signed into law by President Barack Obama.

The continuation of the federal EUC program, which was passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday, is retroactive to December 30, 2012 and will be extended for a year, through the week ending December 28, 2013. The legislation does not create any additional offer of benefits to unemployed people who have already collected EUC and exhausted all benefits under the program.

Since September, the EUC program has offered up to a maximum of 47 additional weeks of supplemental Unemployment Insurance to people who exhaust New Jersey’s 26 weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits and who qualify for EUC. More than 132,000 unemployed workers collecting EUC benefits in New Jersey were notified last month that EUC would expire at the end of 2012 barring any federal action to extend the program. The department will be notifying all EUC eligible claimants by letter and e-mail regarding the continuation of the program through 2013.

Claimants will be able to certify for EUC benefits for the week ending January 5, 2013 beginning on Sunday, January 6, 2013, through the LWD’s Unemployment Insurance website at www.njuifile.net.

Unemployed people who have been collecting EUC benefits will continue receiving those benefits, without interruption, for as long as they remain eligible and until they exhaust the available benefits offered under the program. The legislation also will allow EUC to remain available to unemployed people in New Jersey who exhaust state Unemployment Insurance benefits during 2013 and qualify to collect EUC.

So this seems like there will be no interruptions in NJ for people on EUC and those people can continue claiming on Sunday. Good news here.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:58 AM
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Great news. Hopefully Florida will post theirs as well.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:30 PM
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great to hear!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:20 AM
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"Great news. Hopefully Florida will post theirs as well."

I'm in Florida and it will be a seamless transition here too. DEO posted this yesterday:

Important Information on the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, and Duration of Benefits law changes effective January 1, 2013

On January 2, 2013, federal legislation was signed into law extending for one year the eligibility dates for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) - The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extends the payment of EUC benefits to the week ending December 28, 2013.

Tier I: Unemployed workers currently receiving benefits from their regular state claims have until week ending December 14, 2013 to exhaust their state benefits and establish eligibility for EUC Tier I, which provides additional benefits of 54 percent of their state claims. Individuals will automatically be enrolled in the EUC program upon their exhaustion of their regular state benefits.

Tiers II or III: Unemployed workers currently receiving benefits on EUC Tiers I or II, can now qualify for the next level of benefits if their current tier is exhausted by the week ending December 21, 2013. EUC Tier II provides 54 percent of an individual’s state claim and Tier III provides 35 percent of the state claim additional benefits.

Those who will exhaust EUC Tiers I or II by the week ending December 21, 2013 will be automatically enrolled in the next level of benefits and can continue certifying for the additional benefits during their regular claim reporting cycle.
The Department of Economic Opportunity encourages individuals to check their claims online to determine if they have weeks available to claim.

Duration of Benefits for all new claims filed in 2013 - For all claims filed on or after January 1, 2013, the duration of benefits adjusts from the current maximum of 23 to 19 weeks. This is, based upon the seasonally adjustment average total unemployment rate in Florida for the three months ending September 30 of the prior year as required by section 443.111(5), Florida Statutes.
The maximum weekly benefit amount will remain at $275.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:25 AM
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That's definitely good news for us!

It would be GREAT news to hear that EB was coming back...
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