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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2010
Unemployment Extensions Update
Department Creates Online Tool to Assist Claimants
Jefferson City, Mo— Many Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants have questions about the effects of the recent passage of the federal unemployment benefit extension, extending the deadlines for benefits that have previously established by U.S. Congress. To help provide information about the best way to get information, the Department has created a three-step process for claimants to help them determine whether or not they need to make contact with the department to partake in the extension.
“It is important for claimants to know we are working diligently to take their calls and process their claims,” says Department Director Larry Rebman. “At this time, we’ve created an online tool that will assist claimants in identifying the course of action they need to take for their particular claim. This tool should open up phone lines so that those who need to call and talk to a representative can do so.”
The new tool is ONLY for claimants who have already exhausted benefits from June 2, 2010, to date. Claimants continuing to receive benefits and file their claims DO NOT need to call the Department in order to file for these extensions.
This tool has a three-step process:
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