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Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

 
December 28, 2013 - The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program has not been extended by the federal government. If you remain eligible, the last week for which Emergency Unemployment Compensation will be paid is for the week ending December 28, 2013. EUC will not be paid for any weeks ending after December 28, 2013. This notice is to advise you so that you may make plans accordingly.

If additional EUC benefits become available, Iowa Workforce Development will contact you in writing with specific instructions for reactivating your Emergency Unemployment Compensation claim.

Reemployment Services are available at your nearest IowaWORKS Center or at our IowaWORKS Virtual Access Points. They have workshops, resources and tools to help you find a new job. You may also reach these resources at http://www.iowaworks.org.

February 22, 2012 – The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 extended Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits through the week ending December 29, 2012. The law provided a new unemployment rate for Tier 2, which Iowa did not meet effective June 24, 2012. EUC is available for a maximum of 20 weeks with qualifying earnings through September 2, 2012, when the maximum with qualifying earnings will be 14 weeks until the program ends on December 29, 2012. All EUC recipients are eligible for Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments.

December 20, 2010 - The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 extended the time to qualify for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) to January 3, 2012 with a wind-down period to receive benefits through June 9, 2012. There are no new additional benefits. Individuals who did not receive EUC when the program was not extended starting November 28, 2010 will receive written notice from Iowa Workforce Development concerning their eligibility. These individuals may file the weekly continued claim for any weeks not claimed by telephone or on this website if the individual exhausted a regular Iowa unemployment claim, Tier 1 or Tier 2 of EUC. Payments will be processed Monday evening.

November 18, 2010 - The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program has not been extended by Congress at this time. Individuals who have established benefit entitlement of November 30, 2010 can collect the remainder of this entitlement through April 30, 2011. If additional benefits become available, Iowa Workforce Development will contact you in writing with specific instructions for reactivating your unemployment insurance claim. We advise you to report your weekly continued claims for the next two weeks in the event Congress extends the program if you are exhausting a regular Iowa unemployment benefit or Tier 1 and Tier 2 Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation claim.

The fastest, most efficient way to file for EUC benefits is online. The Internet filing option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- it's always open!  Once you file a claim, Iowa Workforce Development will contact you regarding your eligibility.

Note:  Please indicate EUC in the comments section when filing your claim.

Click here to begin entering your extended unemployment claim or set up your account.

Contact your local IowaWORKS Center for additional assistance.

E-mail: uiclaimshelp@iwd.iowa.gov

 


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