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Can my benefits be extended?

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

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. The federal EUC program is scheduled to last through 2013. If you have any other questions, please read our questions and answers about the EUC program.

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