Unemployment Checks To Continue Without Interruption

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Congress re-authorized long-term unemployment benefits Tuesday, so people who have been collecting unemployment benefits for more than six months will be able to continue getting paid.

For those who used to have jobs in Connecticut, they can collect for a total of 73 weeks.

Depending on what happen with the state’s unemployment rate, the length of eligibility could drop again sometime this year. But there will definitely be coverage past 26 weeks for the rest of the year.

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2 thoughts on “Unemployment Checks To Continue Without Interruption

  1. Jennifer

    So to clarify, how are those who havent exhausted the 26 weeks but soon will affected? From what I’ve read it seems that the extended benefits will be available to them as well.

    1. Mara Lee Post author

      There will be unemployment benefits through the end of 2013. So if you’re at week 24 now, say, you may be able to collect for 49 more weeks, or if the unemployment rate drops in the state, maybe less time… though God willing, you get hired before timing out of benefits becomes an issue.

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