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Is There A Third Tier Extension For Unemployment In Ohio?

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Yea, Does this include the folks in Ohio that Tier 2 is either gone or about to end??? It would be nice to know, there is a light @ the end of the tunnel....Please someone in the Ohio unemployment office PLEASE advise us properly! I am almost physically sick from worrying about benefits!
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Goto http://www.nelp.org and get information about resources for workers - Extended UI Benefits. There is two steps toward UI benefits. A) Regular UC Benefits which we ALL know about. Once it is exhauted, that's when the two part Extended UI Benefits kicks in. 1) Tier 1 is Emergency UC (EUC). 2) Tier 2 is The Extended Benefits or EB. The later is available IF your States has a high unemployment rate call a state trigger. Goto the department of Labor website too.
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Goto www.nelp.org , the information is as of June 28, 2009, and get information about resources for workers - Extended UI Benefits. There is two steps toward UI benefits. A) Regular UC Benefits which we ALL know about and get. There is no such thing as Tier 3.  I think we confuse our Regular UI Benefits with the two part Extended UI Benefits enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) from President Obama.  Once your Regular UI Benefits are exhauted, that's when the two part Extended UI Benefits kicks in. 1) Tier 1 is Emergency UC (EUC) gives an additional 20 weeks of benefits.. 2) Tier 2 is The Extended Benefits or EB. The later is available IF your States has a high unemployment rate call a state trigger. With EB, You will have to call in to report your list of job search of employers.  This is a Federally funded program, and that is one of the stipulations. So keep a list of employers you have been searching.  Now, Goto the Department of Labor website also for more information, and to find out if your state has a Tigger.  Dig in and do your research, you can find the answers to your own question(s) with a little help from friends at Blurtit.  Lol
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Will there be extended benefits after tier 4?
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I live in ohio,been on unemployment for 13 months. It runs out feb.2010. Do I get another 20 or 13 weeks?
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Its called EB. And the gov't. Of Ohio just changed their state EB laws so all those in Ohio can now receive 20 weeks more of unemployment benefits. CHEERS!
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Dennis Evans, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
....which oversees the state’s unemployment compensation program…The additional extended benefits will start being distributed in about six weeks since it will take that long for state regulators to make the necessary updates to their computer system, Evans said.The benefits will be paid retroactively to Feb. 22.
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Does tht include those of us who are ready to run out of tier 2?
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If you go to Ohio unemployment web site and print out, 2009 Ohio's Extension of Unemployment Compensation Benefit Frequently Asked Questions, it is there in Black and White: Course of benefits for Ohio are: Regular US 26 weeks, then First phase EUC federally funded 13 weeks, Second phase EUC Tier 1 7 weeks, then second Phase Tier 13 weeks, then Ohio EB Tier 1 13weeks, then Ohio EB Tier 2 7 weeks... Total eligible weeks through 12/31/09= 79 weeks...... Thank heaven above for this!!!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Harter
April 15, 2009

2009 Ohio Extended Benefits Announced

On April 1, 2009, Governor Ted Strickland signed legislation amending Ohio law to allow up to 20 weeks of additional
unemployment compensation (UC) for eligible Ohioans based on the Total Unemployment Rate (TUR) criterion.

“This law provides extended unemployment compensation to those unemployed Ohioans who have exhausted all regular
state UC benefits and federal emergency unemployment compensation as of February 22, 2009,” said ODJFS Director
Douglas Lumpkin.

There are two levels of payments available as a result of the legislation. The first level allows up to 13 weeks of Ohio
extended benefits. These 13 weeks became available because the average TUR (seasonally adjusted) for the most recent
three-month period equaled or exceeded 6.5 percent, and the average TUR was at least 110 percent of the average TUR
for the same three-month period in one or both of the two preceding calendar years. The second level will provide
eligible jobless Ohioans up to an additional seven weeks of benefits, for a potential total of 20 weeks of Ohio extended
benefits. These seven weeks became available as a result of Ohio’s average TUR having exceeded 8 percent for the past
three months.

“In this time of economic hardship, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will move as quickly as possible to
issue these benefits,” Lumpkin said.
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Thanks for your understanding, knowledge and experience in this matter. It was so confusing for me to even begain to understand the differences in Tier 1 and Tier 2 UI Benefits. I and possibily others, have confused our Regular Ohio UI Benefits with the Extending UC Benefits to think it was Three (3) Tier of unemployment benefits we are entitled to. After constant research there is no such thing as Tier 3. I find my answer on the www.nelp.org and US Labor Department website. Pass the word.

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