Jobless payments extended
Recently passed legislation extending unemployment compensation benefits became effective Nov. 23, offering assistance to many Alabamians looking for work.
The new legislation extends unemployment compensation benefits for jobless Alabamians by an additional seven weeks. The revision now makes up to 20 weeks of extended benefits available in addition to the existing 26 weeks of regular benefits.
More than 12,000 Alabamians may currently be eligible for additional benefits. Workers who may qualify will be notified by mail with filing instructions.
Current and future beneficiaries who exhaust their regular benefits will automatically be continued on the extended benefits as long as they qualify.