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Since the beginning of the recession, Congress has passed four separate extensions for unemployment compensation benefits. The first tier extended benefits for an additional 20 weeks, the second 14 weeks, the third 13 weeks, and the fourth six weeks.
These extra weeks are added to the regular state benefits of 26 weeks. Congress also passed a law adding an additional $25 a week to each claimant's state benefits.
All of these measures are set to expire April 5, 2010. DIR will be notifying claimants by mail as their benefits expire.
The Department estimates that at least 20,000 Alabamians will be immediately affected by this change.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by Misoir
Nope she won't be able to extend after April 4th. So if she is up for extension on April 5th, she needs to have that approved before that time. Most Employment Benefits offices file for your extensions the week prior to you running out. She may slip through, unless they are holding approvals until after the date.
Originally posted by Smell The Roses
This will turn into protests. Along with all the other protests. These protests together could turn into riots very easily. Said riots could and probably will turn into martial law. Incoming what we have been preparing for...When you start taking away the money that feeds a person and their family, and you start creating a population of needy and desperate people, BAD things happen, and they happen fast.
I would bet a lot of these people unemployed afforded a gun or two.
[edit on 2-4-2010 by Smell The Roses]