On October 27th Senate agreed on an 87-13 procedural vote to extend unemployment insurance. A final vote will take place sometime this week, but all signs point to unemployment insurance being extended further.
What does this mean?
If your unemployment insurance benefits have been exhausted before the passing of this bill, you WILL be eligible for additional weeks of unemployment benefits. However, be aware that this bill is NOT retroactive. Those looking to receive a jumbo lump sum payment dating back to when benefits were exhausted will be mildly disappointed. Don’t frown too hard, your benefits will begin immediately moving forward.
*** Legislation can change from State to State so check y our individual State Unemployment Office for more information.
Do you have questions on unemployment benefits, or any horror stories to share?
Leave a comment below with your question or unemployment horror story. Many people have exhausted their unemployment benefits and need this extension. Don’t hold back, I want to hear from you.