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[Excerpt] Several key provisions related to extended federal unemployment benefits are temporary and, therefore, scheduled to expire:

  • Authorization for the temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program is scheduled to expire the week ending on or before January 1, 2014 (i.e., December 28, 2013; or December 29, 2013, in New York state).
  • The temporary 100% federal financing of the Extended Benefit (EB) program ends December 31, 2013.
  • The temporary option for states to use three-year lookbacks as part of their EB triggers expires the week ending on or before December 31, 2013.

Once these federal unemployment provisions expire, only regular, state-financed unemployment benefits from the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program will generally be available. In most states, UC provides up to 26 weeks of benefits.

This report describes the consequences of these expirations for the financing and availability of unemployment benefits in states. unemployment benefits in states.


Suggested Citation
Isaacs, K. P. (2013). Expiring unemployment insurance provisions. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.

A previous version of this report can be found here: