Extended Benefits (EB)

(Additional 13 Weeks when Regular UI and PEUC Exhausted)

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Last updated on 11/5/2020 at 3:15 pm

NOTE: DWD is currently programming its IT system in order to make EB payments. DWD anticipates programming to be complete in December.

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EB Overview

Wisconsin triggered onto the Extended Benefit (EB) program, which provides additional unemployment benefits to those who exhaust previous benefits, effective May 17, 2020 due to an increase in the state's unemployment rate. Wisconsin has met the criteria for turning off the EB program effective November 7, 2020. No EB payments can be made for weeks claimed after week ending November 7, 2020 (UI week 45/20).

Unemployed individuals who exhaust their regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of benefits.

NOTE: The EB program does not apply to individuals collecting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

EB Payments

DWD is currently programming its IT system in order to make EB payments. DWD anticipates programming to be complete in December. After EB is programmed, individuals with remaining balances of regular UI or PEUC will continue to draw those benefit payments until exhausted.