You may qualify for Extended Benefits after your regular unemployment benefits expire.
Unemployment benefits can be paid for a maximum of 26 weeks in most states, but additional weeks of benefits called Extended Benefits may be available during times of high unemployment. States have different guidelines for Extended Benefits; find details of your own state’s program by selecting your state in the box below.
When a state begins an Extended Benefit period, it notifies those who have received all of their regular benefits that they may be eligible for Extended Benefits. You may contact your state’s Unemployment Insurance agency to ask whether Extended Benefits are available.