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Benefit extensions

Can your benefits be extended?

There are no unemployment benefit extension programs in Washington at this time.

Benefit extensions may be available during periods of high unemployment, if the state meets criteria established in federal and state laws. Extended benefits and emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) were available during much of the Great Recession and for a couple of years of the recovery. Extended benefits were shut off in Washington in April 2012, when the state no longer qualified. Emergency unemployment compensation shut off at the end of 2013.

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