Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Kentucky now accepting claims for extended unemployment benefits.

The State of Kentucky is now accepting claims for the latest extension of unemployment benefits. The extension, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Nov. 6, provides up to 14 additional weeks of unemployment benefits to workers who have used up all their benefits.

Eligible claimants can file online at

The state said in a news release that the nearly 10,000 Kentuckians who have used all 79 weeks of unemployment benefits may be eligible for payments retroactive to Nov. 8. A link will be available in the online application by the end of this week to allow requests for retroactive payments.

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