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Old 02-06-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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Cool Need Tier 5 Extension in NJ! Anyone else? Will There Be One?

Hi,

I tried reading an earlier thread addressing this issue, but it didn't go very far.

I just got approved for 5 and a half weeks of Tier 4 Benefits in NJ. From my understanding, the current extension for congress is to extend time for people needing the extensions--Is there any legislation that adds a Tier 5 and a Tier 6 extension?

Is anyone else in this situation? I will have completely exhausted my benefits in the second week of March 2010.

I hate being on unemployment...but there are just no jobs. Myself, my husband, my daughter and my 2 dogs had to move back in with my mom and dad, who are having problems of their own.

Does anyone have any idea about more extensions for those long-term unemployed who are running out of options?

Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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There is nothing at this time.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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I'm currently on Tier 3 and will probably go on Tier 4 after this month. But at the same time I don't count on being eligible for another extension so I'm in panic mode right now.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Gemgrl, how can you be on tier 4? The first wave of people going on tier 4 should be at the end of the month. Did you complete Eb before tier 3?

Also, why 5 1/2 weeks? It should be 6
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:22 PM
 
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The first wave of Tier IV begins Sunday 2/14/2010 for those who started Tier III the first week it was available, and also qualified for the full number of weeks. Someone on Tier IV earlier than that probably didn't qualify for the full number of weeks in Tier I,II,III, or State Benefits to begin with.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Does anyone have any idea about more extensions for those long-term unemployed who are running out of options?

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I'm currently on Tier 3 and will probably go on Tier 4 after this month. But at the same time I don't count on being eligible for another extension so I'm in panic mode right now.
The most recent proposals in the Senate include extending the cut-off date for the EUC Tiers to May 31, 2010, from February 28, 2010. There are currently no plans to add a Tier V, or to add weeks to the existing Tiers.

Majority Leader Reid had promised to have legislation reflecting that change to the Senate floor for discussion tomorrow (Monday). Over the weekend, he reneged, saying things are "still in discussion." In addition, it was reported today that government offices in DC would be closed tomorrow (Monday) due to the snow accumulation over the weekend -- so that's another day gone.

Most were hoping that Congress would get something on the President's desk for a signature before the February 28 cut-off date, but that will take some hustle -- Congress takes a week-long recess for President's Day in about another week.

For most current updates, you can refer to another thread here: Prospects for Unemployment & COBRA Extensions at Prospects for Unemployment & COBRA Extensions
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:33 AM
 
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I personally think its over. So start getting ready for welfare, NJ Shares energy program and other means to provide. I just cant see them giving anymore tiers. I do think they will extend dates but for the 99 weekers I believe we are out of luck. Its over for us.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:49 AM
 
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I personally think its over. So start getting ready for welfare, NJ Shares energy program and other means to provide. I just cant see them giving anymore tiers. I do think they will extend dates but for the 99 weekers I believe we are out of luck. Its over for us.
Especially with Chris Christie taking office, I hear he's trying to cut the local food banks and soup kitchens in some counties.

What has surprised and/or shocked me in the last two years is that we vote in a new president knowing the mess he's inheriting and then expect him to turn things around in the one year he was in office. I voted for President Obama and though I don't have to like or agree with everything he does but to me he is trying to help people in our situation.

Meanwhile the Republicans unanimously vote down everything he proposes while it is the people in their states or districts who need President Obama's programs the most. It amazes me how many of us vote against our own self-interests to save face on our personal principles.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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Especially with Chris Christie taking office, I hear he's trying to cut the local food banks and soup kitchens in some counties.

What has surprised and/or shocked me in the last two years is that we vote in a new president knowing the mess he's inheriting and then expect him to turn things around in the one year he was in office. I voted for President Obama and though I don't have to like or agree with everything he does but to me he is trying to help people in our situation.

Meanwhile the Republicans unanimously vote down everything he proposes while it is the people in their states or districts who need President Obama's programs the most. It amazes me how many of us vote against our own self-interests to save face on our personal principles.

The extreme political polarization of our country is leading to gridlock that rivals 1994 and is going to seriously do us in.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Gemgrl, how can you be on tier 4? The first wave of people going on tier 4 should be at the end of the month. Did you complete Eb before tier 3?

Also, why 5 1/2 weeks? It should be 6
I didn't qualify for the full-term of benefits... I was just a couple weeks shy - so all of the extensions are relative to that. I know a few people in my situation and it sucks. I have been unemployed since June 2008. I can't even get an Email back, let alone an interview. It's very scary!
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