S.2544 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

A bill to provide for a program of temporary extended unemployment compensation. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to provide for a program of temporary extended unemployment compensation. as introduced.

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01/22/08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OpenCongress Summary

This bill would provide 20 more weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to those who exhausted their benefits within the past year and are still unemployed. In states with exceptionally high unemployment, it would provide for an additional 13 weeks of benefits. It would also increase all individual benefits by $50 per week.

This bill has been replaced by new legislation - H.R.6867.
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Official Summary

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 - Provides for federal-state agreements under which a state will make temporary extended unemployment compensation payments to individuals who: (1) have exhausted all rights to regular compensation under state or federal law with res

Official Summary

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 - Provides for federal-state agreements under which a state will make temporary extended unemployment compensation payments to individuals who:
(1) have exhausted all rights to regular compensation under state or federal law with respect to a benefit year (excluding any benefit year that ended before one year before the enactment of this Act);
(2) have no rights to regular compensation or extended compensation with respect to a week under such law or any other state or federal unemployment compensation law;
(3) are not receiving compensation for such week under the unemployment compensation law of Canada; and
(4) filed an initial claim for regular compensation on or after one year before the enactment of this Act. Requires federal payments to states to cover 100% of such temporary extended unemployment compensation payments. Provides for handling of fraud and overpayments of unemployment compensation.

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