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It is essentially this current house democrat bill HR 4415 but was amended to include what I imagine republicans and Boner would consider “job creation measures” and an offset. So now Boner has no more excuses left not to consider it and will be forced to either allow it to a vote or negotiate.

The bill will have to pass the senate as well but we know the senate supports an EUC bill and time is running short for not only the unemployed but for mid term elections. They can still blame the repubs for filibustering and holding it up for any concessions they make that they normally wouldn’t so it is kind of a win/win granted it won’t be retro. But it does go until the end of November…..coincidence or good timing? lol.

As far as losing the retro I am fairly sure those who were cut in Dec would still qualify assuming they did not exhaust any tiers they will reinstate if they are jobless, just will not get retro back pay. In other words they are just moving the start date forward, not disqualifying anyone between dec and june. If I am wrong about this can anyone confirm it? The bills are rather vague on this but I could not imagine fighting for us for over 4 months only to write a bill that leaves us to rot.

My Regular benefits ran out on 2/8/14. I did not get to go to any tiers. If this is passed, will I still be able to collect as if I had continued on with the tiers?

Update April 9, 2014: The Senate has passed legislation (HR 3979) to renew federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28, 2013. The agreement would provide for a 5 month extension of federal jobless benefits retroactive to December 28.

The next step is a vote in the House. A vote has not been scheduled, to date. President Obama said “I urge House Republicans to stop blocking a bipartisan compromise that would stem this tide, take up the bill without delay, and send it to my desk.” In addition, seven House Republicans have asked for a vote “As many Americans continue to struggle without benefits, we respectfully request that the House immediately consider this bill or a similar measure to restore unemployment benefits to struggling Americans.”

In addition, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) introduced a House companion bill (H.R.4415) which is identical to the Senate legislation in the hopes of expediting a vote. However, it does not appear likely that there will be a vote in the House prior to their recess which starts on April 11. They will be back in session on April 28.

Please note that the legislation simply extends the federal EUC benefits that were in place last year through May 31, 2014. Unemployed workers whose EUC benefits were cut off on December 28 and those who have lost benefits since then will be eligible if it’s passed. It does not provide any extra tiers of benefits or provide benefits for those who had already run out of unemployment. If passed, it would end EUC on May 31.

Hello guys,

My 26 wks benefit was exhausted last week and got a letter to refile. I Understand there’s no more tiers or extension but prior to being laid off by my last company, I had work at 3 different places and earned income for all three companies. The timeline is as follow;

Last company February 2013-sept2013

Company 3 sept 2012- February 2013

Company 2 april 2011- sept 2012

Company 1 dec 2009- April 2011

I am wondering will I be able to refile a new claim and be eligible for benefits again since I had worked for different companies, prior to getting laid off with the last employer?

Thank you and have a good Sunday.

there are no changes to the tiers.and everyone that was cut off, no matter what tier you were on, you will get retro…even if you are on tier 3 or some states tier 4…

Is it the same structure for EUC or were any cuts made to the tiers?

Unemployment Extension
Renewal of Federal Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

By Alison Doyle
Update April 3, 2014: The Senate has voted to move forward with HR 3979, the vehicle for renewing legislation that provides for a 5 month retroactive extension of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) which expired on December 28th.

The next step is a final vote in the Senate on Monday, April 7 at 5:30 PM ET. If passed by the Senate, the legislation would then need to be approved in the House.

If passed, the legislation extends the federal EUC benefits that were in place last year through May 31, 2014. Unemployed workers who were collecting EUC and whose benefits were cut off on December 28 and those who have run out of state unemployment benefits since then would be eligible. It does not provide any extra tiers of benefits or provide benefits for those had already run out of unemployment prior to December 28, 2013.