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According to the New York Department of Labor
, you can only receive 26 times your full weekly rate. The same amount of money applies for weeks of partial unemployment. You may also be able to receive extended benefits.
Beginning with the week ending April 7th, federal government budget cuts known as sequestration could affect your unemployment insurance
benefits. If you are receiving regular UI benefits you will NOT see any change. However, if you are receiving federal extended unemployment benefits
that start after 26 weeks, the federal government has directed the New York Department of Labor to reduce your payments by 10.7% beginning that first week in April. New York State has no control over these cuts in benefits and no ability to waive or reduce the level of cuts. If you are going to be affected, you will receive a letter during the month of March telling you your exact benefit amount. It is best to use the department's webpage, Facebook page or contact the United States Department of Labor at 1-866-487-2365, the White House at(NNN) NNN-NNNNor your member of Congress at(NNN) NNN-NNNNfor updates.EUC
offers up to 53 weeks of benefits, in four tiers. All claimants may not qualify for every tier, or all 53 weeks, of EUC. Read on for details and key dates at http://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/Breakdownofadditionalbenefits.shtm
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