Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment
January 23, 2014
As of December 28, 2013, the federal unemployment extension program has ended. Unless Congress and the President agree to renew the extensions, no more federal extension benefits can be paid for weeks ending after December 28, 2013. With the end of the federal extension program, the Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment Emergency Unemployment Compensation (REA EUC) program has also ended.
If Congress and the President make an agreement to renew the extensions and reauthorize the REA EUC program:
- Individuals who were eligible for a first or second federal extension tier before the shutdown of federal extensions and did not receive an REA EUC appointment letter may be scheduled for an REA EUC appointment at some point in the future.
- Individuals who failed to attend an REA EUC appointment scheduled before the shutdown of federal extensions and received a disqualification notice will not be eligible to receive federal extension benefits through December 28, 2013. However, these individuals may receive federal extension benefits after December 28, 2013, if Congress and the President renew the extensions and they are otherwise eligible.
The EDD is closely monitoring the situation in Washington D.C. for any developments regarding federal extension benefits and the reauthorization of the REA EUC program. For right now, no further Congressional action has been taken. So there is no need to contact us about restarting a federal extension at this time. We strongly encourage our customers to visit the New Developments on Federal Unemployment Extensions and Benefits page and continue to monitor the EDD Facebook or EDD Twitter pages for any further developments.