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How Long Is Emergency Unemployment Benefits In Texas?

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In Texas, there are three tiers of emergency unemployment benefits. The first, Tier 1, is available for up to an additional 20 weeks at 80 per cent of your original weekly benefit. Thereafter, you can apply for an additional 14 weeks at 54 per cent of your original benefit, Tier 2.

Finally, you can apply for an addition 13 weeks at 50 per cent of your original benefit Tier 3. Collectively the three tiers can potentially provide an additional 47 weeks of benefits.

Look for mail from the Texas Work Commission. Texans receiving unemployment benefits will be automatically contacted through the mail before their initial 26 weeks of benefits are exhausted. The mailing will include an application that will determine if you are eligible, and will include the amount available for the next benefit period. If you still require emergency funding after the Tier 1 period, you will again be contacted by mail regarding how to proceed with an application for Tier 2 and, later Tier 3.

You will need to verify your eligibility with the Texas Workforce Commission. As in Texas you must inquire about your unemployment claims by mail or phone. Your emergency unemployment benefits received by mail may ask you to contact the Commission office. If you would like to verify your status call UI Tele-Serv at 1-800-558-8321. The teleserve center is open from 08:00 to 17:00. You can also do so online ui.texasworkforce.org 24 hours per day.
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The EUC08 Tier 2- 13 weeks just started today...well yesterday April 12.
Texans who exhausted their EUC08 Tier 1- 20 weeks will now receive a letter soon that they can get 13 more weeks of UI benefits.
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26 (reg) + 13 (bush) + 7 (obama)...and praying for an additional 13...but who knows.
thanked the writer.
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Did'nt Gov Perry shoot down the additional 7 weeks proposed by President. Obama? Unemployment benifits in TEXAS. Anotherwords, can you get the 7 weeks after you have exhaused the 13 week extention from your origional claim of 26 weeks?
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As of today 3/11/10 what would be the total weeks of unemployment benefits I would get with all the extension's.

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