Deadline Changes and New Tier 3 Extended Unemployment Compensation by n26GQ3

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									                EUC Deadline and Eligibility Changes FAQ’S
For assistance with your EUC claim please contact the UI Service Center
Wednesday through Friday only. This will help eliminate extremely long hold times.

                                   ***NOTICE***
No new Tier 3 benefits can be established with an effective date later than 5-13-12.

No new Tier 2 benefits can be established with an effective date later than 6-24-12.

What are EUC Unemployment Benefits?
Extended unemployment compensation (EUC) benefits are a federal government
program that continues benefits after regular state benefits have been exhausted.

What is the new deadline for filing EUC benefits?
Extended Unemployment Compensation benefit claims may now be filed through
December 29, 2012. No new Tier 1 EUC claims may be filed after December 29,
2012.

Has the final date for receiving EUC benefits been changed?
The deadline for receiving EUC benefits has been changed to Jan 2, 2013. No EUC
payments for weeks ending after January 2, 2013 will be made.

Are Tier 2 EUC Benefits available in Oklahoma at this time?
No new Tier 2 benefits can be established with an effective date later than 6-24-12.
In order to be eligible for Tier 2 benefits, you must have exhausted Tier 1 benefits no
later than week ending June 23, 2012. The three month average, seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate in Oklahoma has fallen below 6%.

What if I have already established a Tier 2 claim before June 23rd 2012?
If you have already established a Tier 2 claim before June 23rd you will be eligible to
receive those Tier 2 benefits until they exhaust or the January 2, 2013 deadline passes.

Are Tier 3 EUC benefits available in Oklahoma at this time?
No new Tier 3 benefits can be established with an effective date later than 5-13-12.
In order to be eligible for Tier 3 benefits, you must have exhausted Tier 2 benefits no
later than week ending May 12, 2012. The three month average, seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate in Oklahoma has fallen below 6%.

What if I have already established a Tier 3 claim before May 12, 2012?
If you have already established a Tier 3 claim before May 12, 2012 you will be eligible to
receive those Tier 3 benefits until they exhaust or the January 2, 2013 deadline passes.

Are their any new eligibility requirements for receiving EUC benefits?

Anyone who establishes a Tier 1 or 2 EUC claim on or after March 23rd will be required
to meet the following eligibility requirements:

          Register for employment services.
          Actively search for work and make appropriate employer contacts in light of
           the labor market, and your skills and capabilities.
          Maintain a detailed record of your contacts.
          Provide your work search records to the state upon request.
          Attend Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment Activities at your
           Workforce Oklahoma office which will include
           1. Labor market and career information
           2. An assessment of your skills
           3. Orientation to the services available through the Workforce office; and
           4. Review of your eligibility for EUC benefits relating to your job search
               activities.



For assistance with your EUC claim please contact the UI Service Center
Wednesday through Friday only. This will help eliminate extremely long hold times.

Note: The information provided above does not supersede Federal and State law.

								
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