You may qualify for Extended Benefits after your regular unemployment benefits expire.

Most states pay a maximum of 26 weeks of unemployment benefits, but additional weeks of payments, called Extended Benefits, may be added during times of high unemployment.

When an Extended Benefits program is made available, the state Unemployment Insurance agency is responsible for contacting eligible recipients, but recipients may also ask about availability directly from their state agency.

Find details of your own state’s program by selecting your state in the box below.