Great graphic from the CBPP on maximum unemployment insurance benefit duration (in weeks) by state. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are state administered and generally most workers are eligible for UI benefits for between 13 to 26 weeks. But with the enhanced unemployment benefits now available under the CARES act, specifically the PUA and PEUC programs, and High Unemployment Period (HUP) programs, most states have significantly extended the duration of state UI benefits.
Even with the PEUC and PUA programs, some states have extended eligibility of their existing state unemployment programs due to the high unemployment rates in several states due to the pandemic induced recession. This includes:
- Kansas has extended maximum weeks of its regular state unemployment program from 16 to 26 weeks through April 2021;
- Ohio residents who have exhausted their 26 weeks of state unemployment benefits as well as their federal boost will be eligible for up to 20 more weeks of benefits.
- Alabama has approved an additional five weeks of state unemployment for those enrolled in a state-approved training program;
- Starting July 5, eligible Texas residents will have a 7-week extension on top of a 13-week extension of state extended benefit that was already in place.
For details on maximum state UI benefit amounts and websites see this article.
This article was updated on July 8