State and Federal Extended Benefits
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and
State Extended Benefits (EB)
The Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Program
Ended on December 28, 2013
- The last week payable for all tiers of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program is the week ending December 28, 2013. Even if you have a balance left on your EUC claim, you will not be able to collect EUC benefits after that date.
- Congress has not passed legislation to extend the EUC program, but that is a possibility. In order to be prepared if Congress does act to restart the program the RI Department of Labor and Training will continue to log weekly Tele-Serve certifications. If you are in receipt of EUC benefits for the week-ending December 28, 2013, you should continue to request payment each week via Tele-Serve, over the internet at www.dlt.ri.gov or on the phone at 401-243-9600. You may only request payments if you have not returned to full-time work and you continue to be able and available for and actively seeking full-time work.
- Your weekly requests for payment will be held on file, so that if Congress does reinstate the EUC program, your benefits will be processed without your needing to contact the department.
- Individuals collecting regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits who exhaust their benefits after December 28, 2013 will also not be eligible for any additional EUC benefits.
- If Congress does extend the EUC program, the Department will mail a notification to customers who may be eligible for additional benefits and post additional information on its web site, www.dlt.ri.gov.
As of June 16, 2012, RI no longer qualified for State Extened Benefits (EB). RI triggered off because the State Unemployment Rate falls below the threshold established regulations as set in state law. The last payable week of EB was week ending July 7, 2012.
Click here to learn about the most recent changes to both EUC and EB programs.
Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) has been extended through December 2013. There will be no interruption in EUC benefit payments expected at this time. Click here for more information on EUC.
There is now a Work Search Requirement for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) - Federal law now requires EUC recipients to:
Conduct an active search for work every week.
Maintain a detailed record of their employer contacts.
Provide their work search records to the state upon request.
Individuals’ work search records will be randomly selected to ensure that EUC recipients are meeting the state’s work search requirements.
IMPORTANT: State law requires claimants to make a minimum of three work contacts each week. Click here to access the EUC Work Search Form.
Reemployment and Eligibility Assessments (EUC/REA) for all claimants filing for EUC Tier I or transitioning into Tier II.
Federal law now requires UI claimants who file for EUC Tier I or transition into Tier II to attend a scheduled EUC/REA Orientation. These individuals will receive a letter with the following information.
- Orientation date, time and location will be indicated on EUC/REA letter mailed to the claimant.
- Instructions to complete and submit work search log at the orientation.
- Instructions to complete and submit an Eligibility Review Plan (ERP) at the orientation.
This orientation requirement is mandatory. Failure to report to a scheduled EUC/REA Orientation will result in an interruption in your unemployment insurance benefits payments.
Frequently Asked Questions about EUC
The last payable week of State Extended Benefits was week ending July 7, 2012
Asked Questions about EB