As promised, here’s an update!
Late yesterday, President Obama signed HR 4851 – the Continuing Extension Act of 2010.
The bill includes (via SHRM):
An extension on the period that individuals may file applications for Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) from April 5, 2010 to June 2, 2010, and the period which individuals may claim and be paid EUC from September 4, 2010 to November 6, 2010. An extension on the period that individuals may qualify for the Federal Additional Compensation (FAC), (the extra $25 per weekly benefit amount on state and federal unemployment compensation) will be extended for the same weeks as the EUC extension. An extension of the period that the federal government will provide 100% reimbursement for weeks of regular federal extended benefit payments from April 5, 2010 to June 2, 2010, with the state option to continue the benefit extension period from September 4, 2010 to November 6, 2010. An extension on the eligibility for the COBRA health insurance 65% subsidy for people who have lost their jobs through May 31, 2010. The bill also provides transition relief for individuals who lost their jobs between March 31, 2010, and the date of enactment.
We are, however, still waiting on HR 4213 which would extend the benefits through the end of the year.
The wheels of bureaucracy turn very, very slowly…