Indiana jobless benefits extended 20 more weeks

Federal legislation will provide up to 20 weeks of additional unemployment benefits in Indiana.

The extension
means eligible Indiana residents will be able to claim up to 99 weeks in unemployment benefits.

The Indiana Department
of Workforce Development is waiting to receive specific rules about the extension, including eligibility requirements. The
agency anticipates providing the benefits to eligible people beginning the week of Nov. 23.

Agency commissioner
Teresa Voors says Indiana was among the first states last spring to implement the federal government’s $25 increase in weekly
benefits. She also expects Indiana to be among the first states to providing the new extension.

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