Q) Hello. I filled out the last time card for the amount of money in this claim but the claim is active for six more monthes, until June 2014. I read that extensions will be cut off Dec. 28,2013. I haven’t filed for an extension yet. I am eligible for an extension as of today, Dec. 15, 2013. This claim began in June of 2013. I opened another claim in the beginning of 2012, can I reopen that claim, or has too much time lapsed? Or should I file for an extension today? Thank you.
A) I don’t have access to your specific unemployment claim information or the rules and regulations of your state’s unemployment agency. However, in general, it is best to contact your state’s unemployment agency to inquire about filing for an extension or reopening a previous claim. They will be able to provide you with the most accurate information and guide you through the process.I would recommend that you call or visit your local unemployment office and speak with a counselor regarding your extension. Keep in mind that the federal budget compromise reached this week does not extend long-term unemployment insurance benefits.