EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

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EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION - page 1
EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION EXTENDED Tier I – 20 weeks Tier II – 13 + 1 weeks Tier III – 13 weeks The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program has been extended to January 3, 2012. EUC initial claims. Individuals must exhaust their Regular benefits with the week ending December 24, 2011 to be eligible for EUC. New EUC applications must be filed by December 31, 2011. EUC continued claims. Individuals on existing EUC claims can continue to file their weekly or bi-weekly claim certifications to collect the balance of their Tier up to June 9, 2012. To move to the next Tier, individuals must exhaust all benefits on their present Tier by January 3, 2012. On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 which extended the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program from November 30, 2010 to January 3, 2012. This is the ninth legislation affecting the EUC program. This new legislation extended the deadlines for filing for the federal extension but did not add more weeks of unemployment benefits. If you have already collected 47 weeks of EUC benefits, you are not eligible for more EUC benefits in Hawaii. 20 weeks of Tier I EUC. The Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, signed by President Bush on June 30, 2008, provided up to 13 weeks of federally funded EUC benefits in all states to unemployed individuals who collected all regular benefits or whose benefit claims were expired. The first payable week is week ending July 12, 2008. The Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 signed by President Bush on November 21, 2008 expanded Tier I up to 7 additional weeks for a total of 20 weeks. The first payable week for the 7 additional weeks is week ending November 29, 2008. 14 weeks of Tier II EUC. The Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 enacted on November 21, 2008, also authorized a second tier of 13 additional weeks in states with high unemployment. With the total unemployment rate climbing to more than 6 % in the first quarter of 2009, Hawaii triggered on to Tier II. The first payable week for Tier II is week ending May 9, 2009. You must exhaust Tier I benefits on or before January 3, 2012 to be eligible for Tier II benefits. The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 signed by President Obama on November 6, 2009 provided one additional week on Tier II making a total of 14 weeks payable and removed the high unemployment trigger for this level. 13 weeks of Tier III EUC. The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act which is effective November 8, 2009 also added a third tier of 13 additional weeks in
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states with a 13-week insured unemployment rate of at least 4% or a 3-month average total unemployment rate of at least 6%. You must exhaust Tier II benefits on or before January 3, 2012 to be eligible for Tier III benefits. 6 weeks of Tier IV EUC. NOT AVAILABLE IN HAWAII. The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act also added a fourth tier for states with a 13-week insured unemployment rate of at least 6% or a 3-month average total unemployment rate of at least 8.5%. Hawaii EUC claimants do not qualify for Tier IV as the unemployment rate for the state is below the trigger level. Remaining balances on existing claims. After January 3, 2012, individuals with balances remaining at their respective Tier level may continue to be eligible for their remaining Tier entitlement until the week ending June 9, 2012. However, you will not be able to move up to the next Tier level. No EUC benefits can be paid for any week that begins after June 9, 2012. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR EUC? To be eligible, individuals must meet the following requirements: 1. You must be currently unemployed and apply for EUC by December 31, 2011. The EUC program ends January 3, 2012. No new EUC applications will be accepted for weeks of unemployment ending after December 31, 2011. 2. You had a claim for regular benefits with a benefit year ending May 1, 2007 or later which has exhausted or has expired. 3. You must have no rights to regular benefits or any other compensation under federal law and not receiving benefits under the Canada unemployment law. 4. You must have one of the following in the base period of your last regular unemployment insurance claim: 20 weeks of full-time insured employment or Wages equal to one and one-half times your high quarter wages or Wages equal to 40 times the weekly benefit amount on your last regular claim. 5. You must satisfy all eligibility requirements of the Hawaii Employment Security Law. 6. You must be registered in HireNet Hawaii and keep your resume posted online. You must continue to make 3 job contacts each week. 7. You must not have a disqualification or ineligibility still in effect. In addition to the above, you must exhaust each Tier on or before January 3, 2012 to be eligible for the next Tier.
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HOW DO I FILE FOR EUC? 1. New EUC Claims - Exhaustees of Regular UI benefits. For individuals who exhaust regular UI benefits, notices are being mailed out weekly with instructions to report in-person to a local claims office with your notice or to call Hawaii Tele-Claim and apply for EUC by phone. The maximum benefit amount on your new EUC claim will be 20 times your weekly benefit amount for Tier I. The last day to apply for a new EUC claim is December 31, 2011. Retroactive filing. For those individuals who exhausted regular UI benefits after November 20, 2010 and were not allowed to file for EUC because the program ended, notices will be mailed out with instructions to return the completed UC- BP-1 and multiple claim certifications form. Your EUC claim will be backdated to the week after your regular benefits ended. The EUC UC-BP-1 application form and the Multiple EUC Weekly Claim Certifications form are available on the DLIR website at http://hawaii.gov/labor/euc2008. Print and complete the forms and either mail or drop them off at your nearest unemployment claims office. Please allow two to three weeks for processing. Individuals who exhaust regular UI benefits after December 24, 2011 will not be eligible to collect EUC. 2. EUC filers with existing EUC claims - Claimants who have exhausted 20 weeks of Tier I or 34 weeks of Tier II. Tier I to Tier II. If you are currently filing EUC and exhaust 20 weeks of Tier I EUC benefits on or before January 3, 2012, you will be eligible for 14 additional weeks of Tier II EUC. Your maximum benefit amount will automatically be increased and a determination will be mailed to you. Tier II to Tier III. You will be eligible for 13 additional weeks of Tier III EUC if you exhaust Tier II benefits on or before January 3, 2012. Your maximum benefit amount will be automatically increased and a determination will be mailed to you. Retroactive filing. For those individuals who exhausted a Tier after November 30, 2010 and was prevented from moving to the next Tier, your maximum benefit amount will be automatically increased and a revised determination will be mailed to you. Please wait for your revised monetary determination. After receiving your revised monetary determination, you can retroactively file your bi- weekly claim certifications by calling Hawaii Tele-Claim or using our online
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system at www.hawaii.gov/labor/ui. Due to the legislative delay in reauthorizing the extension, the late filing of these certifications must be reviewed by your local claims office before payments can be released. If you do not receive a determination, please report to your local claims office or call Hawaii Tele-Claim to request an extension. WHY ARE SOME WEEKS NOT PAID BECAUSE OF A PENDING EUC REVIEW? All states are required by federal guidelines to conduct a review at the end of every calendar quarter on each EUC claim. This review is to determine whether you qualify for a new regular claim or can continue on your EUC claim. The local claims office conducts this review and will release payments after the review is done or advise you of your options regarding the continuation of EUC benefits or filing for a new regular claim. If you cannot continue on EUC and must file a new regular claim, this may result in a new lower weekly benefit amount. WILL FEDERAL ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION PAYMENTS (FAC) OF $25 STILL BE INCLUDED IN MY CHECKS? No. As of December 11, 2010, the FAC program ended. Individuals who filed a new regular UI claim effective May 30, 2010 or after do not qualify for the extra $25 stimulus payments. For those individuals who qualified for the extra $25 stimulus payments, you will continue to receive FAC until the program ends on December 11, 2010. To file for new or to reopen EUC claims by phone. Call Hawaii Tele-Claim (toll-free) at: 643-5555 (if you are in Hawaii) or 1-877-215-5793 (if you are out-of-state) Sunday through Thursday 6:30 am to 12 midnight (HST) and Friday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm. To file weekly or bi-weekly claim certifications by phone. Call Hawaii Tele-Claim (toll- free) at: 643-2222 (if you are in Hawaii) or 1-877-215-5791 (if you are out-of-state) To file in person: See Local Claim Office locations and contact information below.
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HONOLULU Claims Office 830 Punchbowl St., Rm 110 PO Box 4090 Honolulu, HI 96812-4090 Ph: 586-8970 or 586-8971 Fax: 586-8980 Email: dlir.ui.honolulu@hawaii.gov KANEOHE Claims Unit PO Box 4087 Honolulu, HI 96812-4087 Ph: 586-8970 or 586-8971 Fax: 586-8980 Email: dlir.ui.honolulu@hawaii.gov WAIPAHU Claims Office 94-275 Mokuola St, Rm 301 Waipahu, HI 96797-3369 Ph: 675-0030 Fax: 675-0025 Email: dlir.ui.waipahu@hawaii.gov HILO Claims Office 1990 Kinoole St., Ste 101 Hilo, HI 96720-5293 Ph: 974-4086 Fax: 974-4085 Email: dlir.ui.hilo@hawaii.gov MAUI Claims Office 54 South High St., Rm 201 Wailuku, HI 96793 Ph: 984-8400 Fax: 984-8444 Email: dlir.ui.maui@hawaii.gov KAUAI Claims Office 3-3100 Kuhio Hwy, Rm C-12 Lihue, HI 96766 Ph: 274-3043 Fax: 274-3046 Email: dlir.ui.kauai@hawaii.gov LIABLE INTERSTATE Unit (out-of-state) PO Box 4090 Honolulu, HI 96812-4090 Ph: (808) 586-8960 Fax: (808) 586-8980 Email: dlir.ui.honolulu@hawaii.gov KANEOHE Office 46-005 Kawa St., Ste 205 Kaneohe, HI 96744 Ph: 233-3679 KONA Claims Office 81-990 Halekii St, Rm 2090 Kealakekua, HI 96750 Ph: 322-4822 Fax: 322-4828 Email: dlir.ui.kona@hawaii.gov MOLOKAI Claims Office 55 Makaena St, Rm 4 Kaunakakai, HI 96748-1858 Ph: 553-1750 Fax: 553-1753
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