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These estimates are based on timeframes in the current federal legislation, which may change in the future. Keep checking this web site for any updates. For additional information check the Extended Benefits page.

The calculator below estimates the maximum number of weeks a claimant could potentially receive based on the effective date of the Original Claim (OC)*, and provided that:

  • they have been claiming full weeks of benefits since the beginning of their claim and
  • there are no breaks in their claim
Please select your Original Claim’s (OC) effective date:
(click on calendar or enter date as mm/dd/yyyy)
If you don't know your OC effective date, please visit Unemployment Benefits Online
and follow the prompts to View Payment History.


Invalid OC date, please select your OC date
Total number of weeks of benefits you may be entitled to (not including your unpaid waiting week) :

*OC effective date entered:

*OC effective date May 1, 2006 - Sept. 8, 2008 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
  20 weeks of EB
  14 weeks of EUC
  (13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  6 weeks of EUC - Tier 4
  99 weeks total
*OC effective date Sept. 15, 2008 - Mar. 16, 2009 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
  14 weeks of EUC
  (13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  6 weeks of EUC - Tier 4
  20 weeks of EB
  99 weeks total
*OC effective date March 23, 2009 - Aug 9, 2010 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC - Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC - Tier 2
  14 weeks of EUC
  (13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  20 weeks of EB
  6 weeks of EUC - Tier 4, only available beginning June 4, 2012
  99 weeks total
*OC effective date Aug 16, 2010 - Nov 15, 2010 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC - Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC - Tier 2
  14 weeks of EUC
  (13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  20 weeks of EB
  6 weeks of EUC - Tier 4
  99 weeks total
*OC effective date Nov 22, 2010 - Dec 27, 2010 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC - Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC - Tier 2
  14 weeks of EUC
  (13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  14-19 weeks of EB (depending on OC date)
  6 weeks of EUC - Tier 4
  93-98 weeks total
*OC effective date Jan 3, 2011 - April 4, 2011 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC - Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC - Tier 2
  14 weeks of EUC
  (13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  6 weeks of EUC - Tier 4
  8-13 Weeks EB (depending on OC date)
  87-92 weeks total
*OC effective date April 11, 2011 - July 4, 2011 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC - Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC - Tier 2
  14 weeks of EUC
  (13 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  1-13 weeks of EB (depending on OC date)
  74-86 weeks total
*OC effective date July 11, 2011 - Aug 1, 2011 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
  10 weeks of EUC
  (9 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  1-4 weeks of EB (depending on OC date)
  70-73 weeks total
*OC effective date Aug 8, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  13 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
  10 weeks of EUC
  (9 weeks Tier 3 and 1 week Tier 2)
  69 weeks total
*OC effective date Oct 17, 2011 - Feb 20, 2012 26 weeks of regular UI
  20 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  14 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
  9 weeks of EUC-Tier 3
  69 weeks total
*OC effective date Feb 27, 2012 - Oct 8, 2012 26 weeks of regular UI
  14 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  14 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
  9 weeks of EUC-Tier 3
  63 weeks total
*OC effective date Oct 15, 2012 - Dec 3, 2012 26 weeks of regular UI
  14 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  14 weeks of EUC-Tier 2
  1-8 weeks of EUC-Tier 3 (depending on OC date)
  55-62 weeks total
*OC effective date Dec 10, 2012 - Mar 11, 2013 26 weeks of regular UI
  14 weeks of EUC-Tier 1
  1-14 weeks of EUC - Tier 2 (depending on OC date)
  41-54 weeks total
*OC effective date Mar 18, 2013 - June 17, 2013 26 weeks of regular UI
  1-14 weeks of EUC - Tier 1 (depending on OC date)
  27-40 weeks total
*OC effective date June 24, 2013 and later: 26 weeks of regular UI only

* An Original Claim’s (OC) effective date is the Monday of the week in which the claim is filed.

UI = Regular Unemployment Insurance Benefits

EUC = Emergency Unemployment Compensation

EB = Extended Benefits

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