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Updated on 08-12-2009

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program is pleased to announce the completion of programming changes to pay benefits and to allow claimants to file for state extended benefits (SEB). Letters have been mailed to all potentially eligible claimants advising them of the need to apply for SEB online. To apply, visit, click on Unemployment Online Services, and then click on SEB Online Application.

An informational insert that explains the specific requirements of SEB was included with the letters. To view the letter in both Spanish and English click here.

Updated on 07/01/2009

On June 2, 2009, Governor Ritter signed Senate Bill 09-247, which authorizes SEB. SEB increase the number of weeks of UI benefits when the total unemployment rate, or TUR, reaches the following levels. The TUR is averaged over three months.

  • If the average TUR reaches 6.5 percent, up to 13 weeks of additional benefits may be paid.
  • If the average TUR reaches 8 percent, up to 20 weeks of additional benefits may be paid.

SEB benefits may only be added after all regular UI and EUC (federal additional benefits) are paid. If the TUR reaches the appropriate levels and you qualify, the UI Program contacts you. You do not need to take any action unless you are contacted. You should continue to claim weeks on CUBLine Online or on CUBLine in case there are additional benefits.

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