Most people who are eligible to recieve unemployment benefits will recieve an additional 25 weeks of benefits, through September 6, 2021.
Most states pay unemployment benefits for 26 weeks (a few pay for only 20 weeks and a few pay for up to 30 weeks, visit your state’s unemployment insurance website to find their current policy).
The March 2021 American Rescue Plan allows states to pay benefits for an extra 13 weeks, through September 6. The $300 weekly supplemental benefit will be available through September 6.
In most states you will automatically receive the extended benefits if you are eligible. In some cases you might have to contact your state's Unemployment Insurance program. Learn more at your state’s unemployment insurance website.
Have more questions about Unemployment Insurance? Visit FAQs about Unemployment.