H.R.6867 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (6)

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  • Official: To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
  • Popular: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as enacted.

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  • brandy148 09/13/2008 2:53pm
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    FYI: I am not OOT

  • Anonymous 09/13/2008 3:22pm
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    OOT= Brandy, Illinois CS, Jackie== kinda scarry

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    outoftime 09/13/2008 7:55pm
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    I have no doubt that you can be, when you want to. I like that in you.

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    outoftime 09/13/2008 8:22pm
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    So who is the Angel…..Angel?

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    outoftime 09/13/2008 8:26pm
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    So much in common………….

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    outoftime 09/13/2008 5:51pm
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    Hello Jackie.

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  • outoftime 09/13/2008 6:44pm
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    Please send your stories to Jackie, people, She really is really trying to, and will help with the extension. She helped before more than you will ever know.

  • Anonymous 09/13/2008 6:55pm
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    Please excuse my ignorance on this, but how will the long term unemployed qualify for another extension? Let’s say you were laid off October 31, 2007. That qualified you for the initial 6 months and the additional 13 weeks. Once the extension is exhausted, and you have not generated any other income other than UI, then you are S.O.L. for another extension or even to apply for a new claim, no?

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    outoftime 09/13/2008 7:07pm

    Any “extension” is just added on to your original claim. Some people may be eligible for a second “benefit year” depending on your situation and the state you live in. It is worth asking your state labor agency about it. You may be eligible. The laws vary by the state.

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    outoftime 09/13/2008 7:16pm

    To explain that better,

    A second “benefit year” would be like you could collect all over again just like you did when you originally started collecting in the beginning of your unemployment. It is possible in some states.

  • Anonymous 09/13/2008 8:01pm

    Thank you very much for responding OOT. I didn’t realize the extensions followed state law since the last extension is being paid with federal funds, I guess? Very confusing stuff, at least for me.

    But again, thank you for your kind response.

  • Anonymous 09/14/2008 3:50am
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    This is really great. Made me laugh so hard:

    http://www.peteyandpetunia.com/VoteHere/VoteHere.htm

  • Anonymous 09/14/2008 6:49am
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    “Unemployment Rates for States – Seasonally Adjusted”

    http://www.bls.gov/web/laumstrk.htm

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  • Anonymous 09/14/2008 8:19am
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    I was laid off in 2007 April. I drew regular unemployment until October, just got the extension in July. How will I be able to draw the second 7 weeks if my extension expires in a few weeks? UE in MI.

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  • Anonymous 09/14/2008 12:23pm
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    oot you are the one that has lowered your standards time after time to these people you call trolls by acting just like them (if in fact you have any standards)and posting the same kind of ugly remarks please stop PLEASE

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  • bmoore 09/14/2008 4:13pm
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    Well we got the last one passed and surely this one will pass also. It has been a long fight but one well worth all that we went through for months. Now we are continually struggling for a just cause for our right to survive during this turbulent time. We will prevail!!

  • Anonymous 09/14/2008 4:49pm
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    The thing that sucks is they should have made the extension 26 weeks for the hardest hit states, I’m in a state where the numbers are above 8.5% and aren’t getting any better. Some of us here have been out of work for over a year now, when they get around to passing another extension we will be out of luck.

  • Anonymous 09/14/2008 5:11pm
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    I’m just worried about Congress dealing with this issue before they break for the elections. You know how long it takes them do things. I’d like to have a Merry Christmas this year.


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