H.R.3404 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009

To amend the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act and the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary extension of certain unemployment benefits and the temporary availability of further additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act and the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary extension of certain unemployment benefits and the temporary availability of further additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 as introduced.

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  • johnj2010 09/03/2009 5:42am

    Just a thought

    I really hope Congress pass a bill for all states. I don’t want to see what is happening here in CT to others. As you know , we didn’t get the 7 weeks of EB because our “human waste” labor dept say’s we added jobs, claims were down etc.

    They failed to realize that most of us were done filing claims as of July 18th,take that number & see where the rate is.

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    GonzoFL 09/03/2009 6:08am

    You need to read this article from NELP johnj. If NELP gets their wish…you will get yours.


  • spencir 09/03/2009 5:58am

    Its been rather obvious that there is not going to be any NEW NEWS about any extension until the congress is back in session Sept 8th. Hopefully the health care agenda will not stop the unemployment issues, Time will tell.

  • spencir 09/03/2009 6:16am

    Thursday, September 03, 2009

    Weekly Jobless Claims Fall 4,000 to 570,000


  • MBArry47 09/03/2009 6:18am

    August #’s come out 9/4/09.

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    NoGoodOnesLeft 09/03/2009 6:27am

    That is the national rate. The state August rates come out 9/18.
    Regional and State Employment and Unemployment: August 2009 is scheduled to be issued on Friday, September 18, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

  • MBArry47 09/03/2009 6:32am

    Lets hope this bill or a fairer one is addressed by then.

  • victoryisours 09/03/2009 7:04am

    I wish I could bring a ray of sunshine but when your unemployed it is hard to find.
    Survey Finds Unemployed ‘Traumatized’
    Two thirds of Americans who have lost jobs experience depression

  • ohionoeb 09/03/2009 7:13am

    What is a “Jobless Recovery”

    Recovery won’t improve unemployment – Aug. 25, 2009

    As companies need to ramp up capacity as the economy recovers, they’re more likely to roll back their furlough policies and add hours to current workers’ schedules than hire new bodies.

    This means that even as corporate earnings beat analyst estimates — as we’ve seen recently — better numbers won’t necessarily translate into any hiring sprees anytime soon.


  • spencir 09/03/2009 9:32am

    so stupid. who cares about health care when people are dying because they have no money for food. i just love the fact that no matter who the president is (Repub, Dem) it always seems they do things backwards. Address the wrong issues first and leave the really important things until months afterwards.

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    victoryisours 09/03/2009 10:16am

    All of these issues are important. With 1.5 million unemployed and rising. Benefits running out for the unemployed. 45 million Americans uninsured and with a threat of H1N1 flu virus in our country. I would say there is not much else to worry about?

  • Striker777 09/03/2009 10:17am

    I received my final EB payment yesterday and a letter from Oregon UE saying there were currently no more extensions in effect. Today I woke up to a letter from Oregon UE saying I am eligible for Oregon Emergency Benefits(not EB) OEB – Which pays 13 weeks of benefits at the regular benefit amount minus the $25 federal payment we receive on EUC and EB. Unfortunately this program begins October 4th and ends January 2 2010. Of course by October 4th I am praying we are all collecting on EUC tier 3 or whatever this extension will be called… Anyone in Oregon who has exhausted their 20 weeks of EB is eligible for OEB as long as they are not eligible for any other extensions…

  • Striker777 09/03/2009 10:22am

    Oregon Emergency Benefits (OEB) is an unemployment extension paid for solely by state funds. OEB is only available when the Oregon Legislature passes specific legislation which specifies when such the benefits are available. On July 28, 2009 Governor Kulongoski signed House Bill 3483 which allows for OEB benefits during the period of October 4, 2009 through January 2, 2010.

    OEB provides 13 weeks or one half of your regular claim’s maximum benefit amount, which ever is less. These benefits are only payable for weeks within the period of October 4, 2009 through January 2, 2010. Therefore, OEB applications effective after the first week of OEB will receive fewer weeks of eligibility.

  • Striker777 09/03/2009 10:23am

    OEB is precluded by any regular, EUC or EB benefit eligibility. In other words, OEB cannot be paid until all other benefit programs are exhausted. However, unlike EB and EUC, OEB does not require base year wages of 40 times your weekly benefit amount. Therefore, claimants who exhaust regular benefits, and don’t qualify for EUC or EB, may qualify for OEB. OEB Qualifications:

    • Your most recent claim must have exhausted all potential benefits.
    • Your claim must have an expiration date of May 1, 2007 or later.
    • You can’t be eligible for unemployment benefits on a new claim, or in another state or Canada.
    To apply for OEB, you must call your Unemployment Insurance Center AFTER October 4, 2009
  • woznyclan 09/03/2009 10:45am

    1.3 million to lose jobless benefits by year’s end

    Out of work, out of benefits: As unemployment checks end, impact on families, economy grows

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Unemployment benefits are expected to run out by the end of the year for more than 1.3 million Americans unless Congress or individual states authorize another extension.

    The National Employment Law Project says more than 402,000 Americans will exhaust their unemployment benefits by the end of this month. That figure will more than triple by the end of December.

    The government does not track how many jobless Americans have exhausted both their standard and extended benefits, but experts say the figure is nearly 100,000 and rising

  • spencir 09/03/2009 10:51am

    So let’s pray that another extension is in the works. Maybe once Congress returns……..something positive will happen.. Good luck to all

  • JohnB 09/03/2009 11:21am

    Food stamp list soars past 35 million: USDA

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 35 million Americans received food stamps in June, up 22 percent from June 2008 and a new record as the country continued to grapple with the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

    The food stamp program, which helps cover the cost of groceries for one in nine Americans, has grown in step with the U.S. unemployment rate which stood at 9.4 percent in July.

    The Labor Department will release August employment figures on Friday.

    June was the seventh straight month in which food stamp rolls set a record. The average benefit in June was $133.12 per person.

  • JohnB 09/03/2009 11:31am

    More Americans Than Anticipated File Jobless Claims

    Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) — More Americans than anticipated filed jobless-benefit claims last week, indicating companies remain focused on cutting expenses as the economy emerges from its worst recession since the 1930s.

    Service industries, which account for almost 90 percent of the economy, shrank at a slower pace in August, the Tempe, Arizona-based Institute for Supply Management also reported today. The group’s index of non-manufacturing businesses rose to 48.4, exceeding forecasts and the highest level in 11 months, from 46.4 in July.

    WE NO LONGER HAVE A MANUFACTURING BASE. This is why the recovery will take so much longer then in the past…IF we ever do recover.


  • victoryisours 09/03/2009 11:49am

    Few Glimmers of Hope for Unemployed Americans

    With the long-term unemployment rate at its highest level since 1948, the nation’s jobless are taking little solace in recent data suggesting the recession is winding down. In the latest installment of his Making Sen$e series, Paul Solman explores the sometimes grueling search for work in an battered economy.

  • victoryisours 09/03/2009 11:57am

    Millions of Unemployed Americans Scramble For Survival
    Food Crisis 2009?
    The Swine Flu Epidemic
    Swine Flu Survival
    Financial Survival
    Food Crisis
    11 Things That You Will Need For Survival When Disaster Or Emergency Strikes

  • spencir 09/03/2009 12:36pm

    Congress Must Extend Unemployment Benefits

    When Congress returns to work in September, one of its first items of business should be extending the federal unemployment benefits for the 640,000 jobless workers due to run out of benefits at the end of September and the 1.5 million more who will lose their jobless benefits by the end of the year.

    In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Bill Samuel said that July’s 0.1 percent drop in unemployment occurred only because some 450,000 gave up looking for work and dropped out of the workforce.

    The July unemployment rate is still at a horrible 9.4 percent. A more accurate picture of the nation’s jobless crisis includes workers forced to take part-time jobs because they can’t find full-time work and discouraged workers who’ve given up finding a job.

  • victoryisours 09/03/2009 1:29pm

    Study Shows Psychological Impact of Unemployment
    A new Rutgers study reveals the impact of unemployment on the individual, including depression, anxiety, and strained relationships

  • VLeichsenring 09/03/2009 2:41pm

    Desperate Job Seekers Targets by Scammers

  • Patriots 09/03/2009 2:49pm

    Maybe we can all get along now?

    Debt investors can’t see a recovery strong enough to spur central bank interest rates anytime soon, especially with the Obama administration forecasting that unemployment in the U.S. — the world’s largest economy — will rise above 10 percent in the first quarter. After stripping out the effects of the U.S. government’s “cash for clunkers” program to buy new cars, consumer spending was unchanged in July, according to Commerce Department data released on Aug. 28.


  • Patriots 09/03/2009 3:07pm

    The views per day here keeps growing. People are looking for help, and need it desperately.

    I’ll leave the problems here to the moderators now.

    I’ll post what I feel may be useful information.

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    me2unemployed 09/03/2009 6:52pm


    Go get a job.

  • marine 09/03/2009 3:15pm


    Biden said some economists had given the $787 billion stimulus bill credit for creating 500,000 to 750,000 jobs and boosting the gross domestic product in the two most recent quarters.

    The only real job growth is in the government. I don’t like when government officials said create or save x-number of jobs. They threw in the the word save. How do they measure job growth? I’m not a Rep. or a Dem. just a unemployed American going back to school to upgrade my skills. I don’t like to be lied to or misled and sometimes I feel like a pawn. Just another number.

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    Patriots 09/03/2009 3:23pm

    I never saw that site before. Thanks for the link. From a brief read it seems to say what many others think.

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    marine 09/03/2009 5:20pm

    Your Welcome!

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