New Developments on Federal Unemployment Extensions and Benefits
(Updated June 27, 2014)

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June 27 2014, 10 a.m.

The federal unemployment extension program ended as of December 28, 2013. Congress and the President have not agreed to renew the extensions. The EDD continues to monitor the situation in Washington D.C. for any developments regarding federal unemployment extension benefits. We encourage our customers to continue monitoring this page and the EDD Facebook and EDD Twitter pages for any updates.

There have been a total of twelve federal bills introduced into legislation in 2014 that would continue the federal extension program for anywhere from three months to one or two additional years. The most recent legislation (H.R. 3979) was passed by the U.S. Senate in April 2014.  That legislation contained a five-month extension that would have provided extension benefits from the end of December 2013 through the end of May 2014. Before it can become effective, the bill must still be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed by the President. However, there has been no activity on that bill since it was passed by the Senate in April.

Below is a list of federal legislation proposed in 2014:

Unemployed individuals may be eligible for assistance to meet basic needs as well as other services such as health care, counseling, employment and training assistance. For more information, read the Assistance for Unemployed California Residents flyer and the Job Dislocation Brochure: English | Spanish.

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