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Unemployment Benefits extended in Kentucky
Legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits was
signed into law by President Obama December 23, 2011,
ensuring unemployment insurance benefits will be extended
until February, 2012.
There is no increase in the number of weeks of Emergency
Unemployment Compensation. Emergency Unemployment Compensation will remain a 53-week program, broken down into four
tiers. Tier one is 20 weeks, tier two is 14 weeks, tier
three is 13 weeks and tier four is six weeks.
Extended Benefit program is on in
claims may be filed by those who have exhausted regular
unemployment insurance and Emergency Unemployment
Existing Extended Benefits claimants can now claim their two weeks as
usual. Extended Benefits claims must be made via the internet at
that was in place under the previous extension remains in
place. The non reduction rule applies to claimants who
qualify for a regular unemployment insurance claim while
enrolled in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. If the new UI claim is $100 or
25% less than the Emergency Unemployment Compensation claim, claimants may remain enrolled
in Emergency Unemployment Compensation. If you have questions about this part of the
extension, please contact your local office.
All claimants should
file claims or request benefit checks through the main
drawing regular Unemployment Insurance or Emergency
Unemployment Compensation can request checks via the
Note: The Kentucky's Electronic Workplace for Employment Services (online application) link is only available M-F from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST.
Claim Filing and Benefit Request
are requesting Emergency Unemployment Compensation
check, you must call 877-369-5984 or do so
are requesting an Extended Benefits check, you must
do so online. These benefits
cannot be requested by phone.
There are many complex areas within the
Unemployment Insurance Program. We have provided links to
information that we hope will help you better understand the
program and possibly answer some of the questions you may have
relating to your Unemployment Insurance claim.
Office of Employment and Training
275 East Main Street 2nd Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Kentucky Relay Service
For Unemployment Insurance Information, please contact your Local Office.
To find your local office, Click Here.
Unemployment Claim Filing
Focus Career Job Search and Registration
Employer Electronic Services
Employer Registration- Post Job Order
Unemployment Insurance - Question & Answers
Office of Employment and Training Key Programs &
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
of Workforce Investment
Workforce Investment Board
Governor's Office for Constituent Services