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January 2011, Vol. 134, No. 1
Changes in Federal and State unemployment insurance legislation in 2010
Loryn Lancaster is an unemployment insurance program specialist in the Division of Legislation, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Email: Lancaster.Loryn@dol.gov
Federal enactments extend benefits and provide Federal funding to the States to cover costs, and additional enactments include other provisions affecting the unemployment insurance program; State enactments include provisions regarding extended benefits, work sharing, tax schedules, and taxable wage bases.
During 2010, there were six Federal legislative enactments and one rule that affected the Federal–State unemployment compensation program.
Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-144), enacted March 2, 2010
Emergency Unemployment Compensation. The ending date for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program is extended for new entrants from February 28, 2010, to April 5, 2010, and the ending date for phaseout for current beneficiaries is extended from July 31, 2010, to September 4, 2010.
The funding of EUC benefits from the general fund of the Treasury and of administrative costs from the employment security administration account has been authorized to continue.
Extended benefits. The ending dates for the 100-percent Federal funding of extended benefits and the provision expanding extended benefit eligibility are extended from February 28, 2010, to April 5, 2010, and the ending date for phaseout for current beneficiaries is extended from July 31, 2010, to September 4, 2010.
The ending date of the provision for the Federal funding of the first week of extended benefits in States with no waiting week is extended from July 31, 2010, to September 4, 2010.
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