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[Excerpt] The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program was created by P.L. 110-252. This new temporary unemployment insurance program provides up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits to certain workers who have exhausted their rights to regular unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. The program effectively begins July 6, 2008, and will terminate on March 28, 2009. No EUC benefit will be paid beyond the week ending July 4, 2009. This report will be updated to reflect congressional action or programmatic changes. Individuals should contact their state’s unemployment agency to obtain information on how to apply for and receive EUC benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor maintains a website with links to each state’s agency at].


Whittaker, J. M. (2008). Emergency Unemployment Compensation (RS22915). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.