HARRISBURG – The U.S. Department of Labor has notified Pennsylvania that the state’s declining unemployment rate is too low to authorize continued payment of Extended Benefits, or EB, the Department of Labor & Industry said.
The EB program provided 13 weeks of unemployment compensation benefits beyond federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation, or EUC, and 26 weeks of state-funded unemployment compensation.
The last payable week of EB will be the week ending May 12. Claimants currently filing for EB may continue to file claims for weeks they are fully or partially unemployed through May 12, 2012.
The department will notify, by mail, individuals affected by the end of the program.
Federally funded EB is a separate program from federally funded EUC. The EUC program and participants are not affected by the end of EB in Pennsylvania.
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