Temporary Extension of Unemployment Benefits: Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08)

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In July 2008, a new temporary unemployment benefit, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program, began. The most recent legislation, P.L. 111-205, extended the authorization of the EUC08 program, but did not change the structure of the program or augment benefits. This temporary unemployment insurance program provides up to 20 additional weeks of unemployment benefits to certain workers who have exhausted their rights to regular unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. This report discusses the various tiers of the EUC08 program, as well as related legislation. This report will be updated to reflect current congressional action or programmatic changes.

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Isaacs, Katelin P.; Whittaker, Julie M. & Shelton, Alison M. October 1, 2010.

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In July 2008, a new temporary unemployment benefit, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program, began. The most recent legislation, P.L. 111-205, extended the authorization
of the EUC08 program, but did not change the structure of the program or augment benefits. This temporary unemployment insurance program provides up to 20 additional weeks of
unemployment benefits to certain workers who have exhausted their rights to regular unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. This report discusses the various tiers of the EUC08 program, as well as related legislation. This report will be updated to reflect current congressional action or programmatic changes.

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  • October 1, 2010

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Isaacs, Katelin P.; Whittaker, Julie M. & Shelton, Alison M. Temporary Extension of Unemployment Benefits: Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08), report, October 1, 2010; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29756/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.