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  1. Ed Garcia

    I just finished up getting 6 months of unemployment and was notified that the benefit will end. Is there any extension available or is 6 months the max? I have heard that in the past people received more than 6 months of unemployment?
    Thank you for answering the question.

    1. Idaho Department of Labor Post author

      Thanks for your question. The number of weeks of full entitlement you can receive will vary between 10 weeks at a minimum and 26 weeks at a maximum. During high unemployment periods in the past, a federal extension, or emergency unemployment compensation (EUC), was provided when a claimant exhausted their regular benefits. EUC ended as of 12/28/2013. At this time, it has not been determined whether or not EUC will be reinstated in the near future.

      If you have additional questions, please feel free to call 208-332-8942.


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