Senate Calls for Another Extension to Unemployment Insurance Benefits

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Senate Calls for Another Extension to Unemployment Insurance Benefits

With the signing of the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” in January 2013, legislation was passed to further extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (“EUC”) benefit program through December 28, 2013.  EUC benefits allow qualified states to provide up to 47 additional weeks of federally funded unemployment insurance (“UI”) benefits to people who have exhausted their regular state UI benefits.