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Is There An Unemployment Extension In The State Of Iowa?

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Yes, an unemployment extension was introduced in Iowa in 2009 by President Obama after he signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The new law enables unemployed citizens of Iowa to claim up to 20 weeks of extended benefits after their regular state unemployment benefits have exhausted. In addition, the first 2400 dollars that an eligible worker earns in their first job back in the workplace will be exempt frOom federal income tax. Moreover, unemployed workers may be able to apply for a subsidy on their health premiums if they are regarded eligible. This means that the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will allow workers to remain insured despite losing their jobs.

To become eligible for these benefits the state of Iowa requires that all unemployed workers applying for insurance benefits will need to be completely or partially unemployed through no fault of their own. For example, you will be deemed eligible if you have been made redundant or your contract has expired. In addition they must be able to meet the minimum wage from the last 18 months. In addition, to be an eligible worker you will need to show that you are actively seeking work and are available to work whenever possible. Finally all applicants will be expected to sign up for work at the local Workforce Development Center.

The Unemployment Insurance benefits in the state of Iowa are paid weekly after the amount has been determined based on the applicant’s in question highest earning quarter of their base period. The base period is simply referring to the first four of the last five quarters since the applicant claimed for benefits.

As you can see, the act enhanced unemployment benefits including extensions and tax exemptions along with creating improved education opportunities. The aim of the act was to improve on the bleak economic condition facing the nation.
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I heard on KCCI (CBS) news that if you are going to school to further your education, that you will receive an additional 26 weeks.  I can not find any other information on it.  I am trying to find out if you have to be taking over a certain number of credit hours & if you are on layoff, do you have to go back to work for the company that laid you off (if called back during original unemployment time), or can you decline to go back and continue to claim unemployment to finish your schooling.
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Check into the WIA and TEB programs at Iowa Workforce Development for the answers , but basically yes you could receive up to 26 extra after regular unemployment runs out, and also if in school you would LIKELY not have to return if called back if it was a PERMANENT layoff when they let you go. Check with IWD for more
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If you go to school I'm not sure what the credit hour requirement is, I'm a full time student and don't have to job search while I'm in school, and it is also true that there is an extension it is called TEB. If you are going to school you may be able to go back and get a further extension it is the very last money that is supposed to be provided to unemployed people who are attending school. Also when attending school there are things like scholarships and pell grants that can be very helpful as well.
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I worked in iowa I was laid off  my unemployment ended janurary 31 2009 can I get a extention in benifits

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