How Long Will My Unemployment Benefits Last?Updated: 2020-12-28 by Lisa Guerin
Find out how many weeks of unemployment benefits are available in State; pandemic emergency unemployment compensation is covered, too.
The length of time you can collect benefits depends on your state's law. Currently, the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program provides an additional 24 weeks of benefits once state benefits run out. (The program originally provided 13 weeks, and Congress recently extended the program for an additional 11 weeks.) And, when a state's unemployment rate exceeds a certain level, benefits may be extended for 13 to 20 additional weeks under a joint federal and state program.
To find out how long your benefits will last under your state's rules, select it from the list below.
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