Hawaii Extended Unemployment

High unemployment persists, and once people’s unemployment benefits run out, they begin to become concerned about how they will continue to survive. The state of Hawaii is well aware that it can be hard to find work at the present moment, and they are currently participating in Hawaii’s extended unemployment program. The long term unemployed have the opportunity to apply for long term unemployment benefits under a program that has been called Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).

In order to be eligible for extended unemployment benefits in Hawaii, their initial unemployment benefits must run out by December 24, 2011. Then, they must file their claims for Hawaii extended unemployment benefits by December 31, 2011. Hawaii extended unemployment eligibility also requires that the long term unemployed not be eligible for any other federal program in the United States or in Canada.

For unemployed workers’ Hawaii extended unemployment eligibility to not be in question, they must show that they are available to begin work if they can obtain it. They must continue to be registered with HireNet Hawaii and post their resumes online. If someone notifies them about possible employment, they must be able to show that they have made contact with at least three of these potential employers. They must also meet all requirements specified under the Hawaii Employment Security Law.

To apply for Hawaii long term unemployment benefits, people only need to wait for the letter they will receive from the state of Hawaii informing them that their unemployment benefits are about to end and that they may be eligible for Hawaii extended unemployment. They will be given instructions to go to their local unemployment offices or they will be given a telephone number to call where they will apply by phone for Hawaii long term unemployment benefits.

The long term unemployed who don’t receive a letter will still be able to apply for Hawaii long term unemployment benefits. One way is to call:

643-5555 in Hawaii or

(877) 215-5793 outside of Hawaii

They may call between 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 midnight, Sunday through Thursday. On Friday, they can call between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. They may also go to their local claims offices to file in person.

After they have begun to receive their benefits, they will need to file their claims once or twice a week by telephone. In Hawaii, they will dial 643-222 and outside of Hawaii they will call (877) 215-5791.

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