How Long Will My Unemployment Benefits Last?
The length of time you can collect benefits depends on your state's law. 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.
Not so long ago, every state provided 26 weeks of unemployment compensation. Recently, however, some states have been cutting back on benefits. To find out how long your benefits will last under your state's rules, select it from the list below.