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Old 12-27-2011, 02:06 AM
 
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According to their web site "New Jersey will trigger off of the Extended Benefits (EB) program as of January 1, 2012. Individuals will be able to file a new EB claim through January 22, 2012. EB benefits are payable to eligible individuals through week ending January 28, 2012. No EB benefits are payable after this date."

I don't understand how this can be. The 3 mo avg is 9.1%, Well above the 6.0% and 8.0% requirement for EB and high EB respectively.

What I am mostly concerned/confused about, does this mean that EB claims filed prior to 1/22/12 will be paid through to completion of 13 weeks eb and 7 weeks high eb? or does this mean that if you will just be cut off.

Thanks for any insight into this.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Is this a new message? It would be correct if Congress had not extended the federal legislation last Friday. Based on the above (old) cutoff dates, your EB benefits should be paid through the end of March, provided NJ's 3-month TUR remains at 110%. See this:

Trigger Notice Report

EB is cutoff per whatever date is applicable in your state. EUC tier payments can be exhausted in their entirety provided eligibility dates are met. Two different programs, two different payment parameters.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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Looks like NJ no longer meets the loopback criteria, which is contradicted in the chart, or the most current Federal 60 day legislation crushed it.

NJ Unemployment website updated today, Dec 27th, that EB is terminated on 1-1-2012.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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I do not believe this. The DOLs are known to err.

Here is a chart from 12/25:

Trigger Notice Report

NJ still well-above the 110%. That website info is out of date.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:29 AM
 
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Thank you for that report. I called today, and found out that after Jan 1, NJ goes back to the 2 year lookback instead of the temporary 3 year lookback which was passed into law in the spring. 2 years puts it below 110%.I think that they should not abruptly end it for people that are currently on EB,and also when the UE rate is 9.1% they should revisit the metric all together.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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If true, that is completely bizarre. Then NJ needs to amend its statutes immediately to keep the lookback at 3 years.

Time for the NJ people to write and call their legislators IMMEDIATELY.

Anyone with a brain last year knew the economy would not turn around in a year. Why in the world would NJ have made this a temporary fix?

It costs NJ nothing to pay EB and they should not be leaving their people out in the cold. Even WI is paying EB into March and Masschusetts just updated its website to say EUC and EB are extended into March.

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The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 extends the expiration dates of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and federal-state Extended Benefits (EB) unemployment insurance (UI) programs. The legislation extends the deadlines by which claimants can apply for EUC and EB benefits through March 6, 2012 but does not add any new weeks of benefits.


Labor and Workforce Development - Mass.Gov

Last edited by Ariadne22; 12-28-2011 at 11:21 AM..
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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I also think it's ridiculous what New Jersey is doing. My tier 1 benefits expire 2 weeks after the cutoff date and i'm really starting to get worried. After last week I thought everything would be fine. The post above mentioned 2 states with updated dates, CA is one as well. Good luck to everyone.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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Does this mean that the Federally funded EUC tiers still remain intact? I understand it means the EB ends in certain states, but will the 60 day extension of EUC allow NJ residents to continue thru the EUC tiers?
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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EB and EUC Tiers are TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.

The tiers remain intact. New eligibility dates are as follows:

February 25, 2012 - Exhaust state benefits to transition to Tier 1
March 3, 2012 - Exhaust one Tier to transition to next Tier or EB
August 15, 2015 - Last date Tier benefits can be paid
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Ariadne22 View Post
EB and EUC Tiers are TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.

The tiers remain intact. New eligibility dates are as follows:

February 25, 2012 - Exhaust state benefits to transition to Tier 1
March 3, 2012 - Exhaust one Tier to transition to next Tier or EB
August 15, 2015 - Last date Tier benefits can be paid
LINK TO 3 YEAR LOOKBACK CORRECTION

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/sta...efits-by-jan-9
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