Emergency Unemployment Benefits will End in December
Although EUC typically lasts 47 weeks, the program's expiration will stop all payments regardless of how long a person has been receiving benefits.
80,000 Illinois workers are currently receiving EUC payments. The average weekly benefit payment is around $320 dollars, with the maximum weekly family payment at $562. Unemployment insurance is a temporary program designed to provide income during jobless periods if the job loss was at no fault of the recipients own.
President Barack Obama is asking congress to extend EUC through 2014.
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