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Unemployment Extensions - What's Next?
>>AMY SUSAN: Hi, I'm Amy Susan, Director of Communications for the Missouri Department of Labor. On this week's edition of Labor Talk, a podcast where experts discuss workplace issues that effect your life, I'm here to answer your questions about the recent unemployment legislation that you've either submitted online to the podcast, or have called our office regarding.
>>INTERVIEWER: Have benefits under this new legislation passed by Congress been paid?
>>SUSAN: As of last night, we were able to process and pay a number of individuals. Again, this morning, some individuals did see that they received some benefits in their bank account or on their debit card. We will continue paying these benefits. It could take any where between one to five weeks to receive those benefits. So, be patient, benefits will be paid to you.
>>INTERVIEWER: What should eligible unemployed Missourians expect from here on out?
>>SUSAN: We're in the process of putting together an informational mailer. We will be sending this out in the next few days to those individuals we've been deemed eligible to receive these benefits. This mailer has instructions to those individuals on how to apply.
>>INTERVIEWER: How long will it take eligible unemployed Missourians to receive benefits?
>>SUSAN: Again, you should wait anywhere between one to five weeks to receive these benefits. We are going back to the exhaust-exhaustion deadline of June 2nd and will be paying these benefits retroactively. Again, be patient, these benefits will be coming to you.
>>INTERVIEWER: What should I do if I've exhausted regular state unemployment benefits?
>>Susan: If you exhaust you regular state unemployment benefits, you must call the Regional Claim Center, there is four numbers, they are appearing on the screen now. You can call one of those any where between Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to establish that EUC Tier 1 claim. You must call, you can not file that particular benefit claim online.
>>INTERVIEWER: What should I do if I've exhausted EUC08 tier 1, 2, or 3 claims and I've continued filing weekly claims?
>>SUSAN: If you continued filing your weekly claims, and you've exhausted as of June 2nd-to-date, you've done what you're supposed to do. Continue doing that, continue filing your weekly claim, benefits will be paid for you-to you and it could take any where between one to five weeks.
>>INTERVIEWER: What should I do if I've exhausted EUC08 tier 1, 2, or 3 claims and I have not continued filing weekly claims?
>>SUSAN: If you did not continue filing your weekly claims, and you did exhaust on your benefits between June 2nd-to-date, one of the EUC Tiers, then you do need to go ahead and call your Regional Claim Center and again those can be found on the screen.
>>INTERVIEWER: What should I do if I've exhausted EUC08 tier 4 claims?
>>SUSAN: If you exhausted EUC08 Tier 4 then you do need to call your Regional Claims Center to establish that EB Claim. You could be eligible for state extended benefits.
>>INTERVIEWER: What should I do if I've exhausted EB due to phase out?
>>Susan: If you exhausted your EB due to phase out, then you need to go ahead and call your Regional Claims Center.
>>INTERVIEWER: Does this extension include FAC (or the additional $25 per week)?
>>SUSAN: This new legislation does NOT include the additional twenty-five dollars a week tacked on to the weekly benefit amount. If you filed your intial, regular benefit prior to 5-23-2010, so that's May 23rd, 2010, you will be able to receive the twenty-five dollars a week. If you do not file your regular UI claim by that date, then you will not receive that every week.
>>INTERVIEWER: Will everyone receive these benefits in lump sum?
>>SUSAN: Some people could receive all their benefits retroactively from June 2nd-to-date. It could take again, any where from one to five weeks, but some individuals could receive a lump sum; other individuals may receive one week at a time.
>>SUSAN: Viewers with additional questions, that I did not answer, please feel free to submit those to Labor Talk Podcast by visiting www.labor.mo.gov, click on News and Notices, then click on Labor Talk Podcast. We can not address individual claim answers, but we can answer questions about general questions.