Sunday, July 25, 2010

Obama Signs Emergency Unemployment Extension

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Late in the day on Thursday July 22, 2010, President Obama signed the Unemployment Extension law.  This will enable certain persons to receive extended unemployment benefits through November 30, 2010.

Late Thursday night President Obama signed the emergency unemployment eligibility extension into law. It is a complicated bill, and the $25 per week federal subsidy had to be sacrificed to insure its passage.  Here are some of the pertinent provisions:
  • Extend unemployment benefits retroactively through June 2.
  • Extend eligibility for the COBRA health insurance 65% subsidy for people who have lost their jobs through May 31.
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It is important to understand that this bill does not extend unemployment benefits for Pennsylvanians who have exhausted their state maximum benefits. It does extend eligibility to apply for another Tier of benefits that you may be entitled to under Pennsylvania state law. 

Click this link to see what Tiers Pennsylvanian's are eligible to receive:

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