Utah Extended Unemployment

As the economy continues to flounder with few signs of improvement, it can be hard to find a job if you're unemployed. The economy is worse than it has been in decades, and many people are finding that their unemployment benefits are running out before they're able to find work in Utah. Fortunately, there are options if you're nearing the end of your unemployment benefits. You can file for Utah extended unemployment if you need more time to find a job.unemployment benefits approved

In order to find out if you're eligible for extended unemployment benefits in Utah, you need to contact the Department of Workforce Services. Funding for extended unemployment benefits is received from the federal government, and each state has to meet certain criteria. Due to the ever-changing economy and legislation, benefits can change quite frequently, which is why it's best to talk to someone at the Department of Workforce Services to determine if you are eligible. If you're located in Salt Lake City or South Davis counties, you should call (801) 526-4400.

If you're located in Weber or North Davis counties, you should call (801) 612-0877. If you're in Utah County, contact the Department of Workforce Services at (801) 375-4067. If you're living in another county in Utah or out of state, you should call 1 (888) 848-0688. For general questions, or if you're not certain as to which office to contact, you can always call (801) 526-WORK. The Department of Workforce Services is also available via email at dwscontactus@utah.gov to answer any questions you might have.

It's important to contact your local unemployment office as soon as possible if your benefits are close to being exhausted and you don't believe you'll be able to find employment prior to them ending. This can help ensure that your benefits are extended before they run out, which will mean that you will continue to receive your checks without a gap in between payments. If you need to talk to someone in person, there is a map of offices here. Discussing your options with someone who is knowledgeable about the current economic landscape and knows the rules governing Utah extended unemployment benefits can help make sure that you qualify for benefits while you continue to look for work.

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