Oregon

Oregon Extended Unemployment

If you are a resident of Oregon collecting unemployment benefits and are close to exhausting your claim, you may qualify for extended unemployment benefits.

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, also known as EUC, is an extension of unemployment benefits which Congress provides. EUC took effect in July 2008, and takes effect once you have maximized all of your initial claim benefits. There are four tiers to EUC in Oregon.

Tier 1

Tier 1 of EUC pays 80% of the original claim’s benefit, or 20 weeks of extended benefits, whichever of the two is less. If you are eligible for 26 weeks of unemployment benefits, you are automatically eligible for extended unemployment. Eligibility for unemployment extension Tier 1 requires you meet or exceed 40 times your weekly benefit amount, and the claim must be expired or exhausted. You must not have an unemployment claim in another state or Canada, or qualify for a new claim. January 7, 2012 is the latest you can file for Tier 1 of EUC. You will want to call your local Oregon Unemployment Insurance Center to see if you are eligible.

Tier 2

If you have exhausted your original claim and Tier 1 of EUC, you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through Tier 2. Tier 2 will provided 54% of your initial claim or 54% of the maximum benefit, whichever is less. You must not have an unemployment claim in another state or Canada, or qualify for a new claim. Tier 2 benefits will automatically roll over once you complete Tier 1 on the following day you exhaust those benefits.

Tier 3

Tier 3 will also be automatically added to your claim the day after you exhaust Tier 2 of EUC benefits. With Tier 3 benefits, you will receive ½ of your initial claim benefits or 13 weeks, whichever is less. You must not have an unemployment claim in another state or Canada, or qualify for a new claim to receive Tier 3.

Tier 4

Tier 4 of EUC pays 24% of your initial claim or 6 weeks, whichever is less. Tier 4 will automatically take effect once Tier 3 is exhausted, and you must not have an unemployment claim in another state or Canada, or qualify for a new claim.


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