Extended unemployment benefits ending next month in Kansas

November 24, 2020 - 2:52 pm

A federal program that had extended unemployment benefits for an extra 13 weeks in Kansas will be ending next month.

The U.S. Department of Labor informed the state labor agency that the Kansas unemployment levels had fallen below the eligibility threshold for the Extended Benefits program. The last payments for Kansans on the program will be the week ending Dec. 12. 

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The Kansas Department of Labor will notify affected individuals. Kansas previously qualified for the Extended Benefits program in June, which offered an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits for workers who exhaust regular unemployment benefits during periods of high unemployment.

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