Brief: 14 more weeks of unemployment available |

Brief: 14 more weeks of unemployment available


On Nov. 6 President Obama signed legislation to provide unemployed Utahns up to an additional 14 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). These expanded federal benefits are in addition to the 13 additional weeks that were to become effective in Utah for the week beginning Nov. 8 that the department announced two weeks ago. EUC originally became effective in Utah in July 2008 for unemployed workers who have exhausted their regular state unemployment benefits. The program has been expanded multiple times and is currently authorized to pay up to an additional 47 weeks of emergency federal benefits on top of the original 26 weeks of regular state unemployment benefits for a total of up to 73 weeks of benefits. The Utah Department of Workforce Services administers the unemployment insurance program in Utah.