Friday, December 21, 2012

Federal Unemployment Extension Benefits Set to Expire December 29, 1012, Unless....

WILL I STILL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN 2013?

Can He Get Benefits Extended?
No, not unless something is done, and done quickly.  Federal unemployment insurance, which kicks in for workers when their state benefits are exhausted after six months, is scheduled to expire on Dec. 29. The National Employment Law Project, a worker advocacy group, estimates more than 2 million Americans will immediately stop receiving the benefits unless Congress acts.

Ouch!


House Speaker John A. Boehner
Not only with the expiration of benefits result in immediate loss of benefits to the estimated 2 million folks referenced by NELP, but millions more who are currently on unemployment and counting on an extension when their state benefits expire will be facing even more significant economic trauma in 2013.

The Republicans are trying to leverage their tax plan against the President's belief that
extended unemployment benefits are required irrespective of the outcome of the tax increase debate.
It will be interesting - let's call it a morbid curiosity - to see how this turns out.

Stay tuned, and Happy Holidays to All.

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