The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that up to 13 weeks of extended benefits will be available to eligible individuals receiving regular unemployment benefits. These extended benefits will be available starting the week of May 3, 2020. Individuals who exhausted their regular benefits may now be eligible for an additional 8 to 13 weeks of extended benefits. The state will advise of eligibility via mail. Individuals with remaining balances of regular benefits will still be able to continue to draw regular benefits until those benefits have been exhausted. Once individuals exhaust their benefits, individuals will be able to apply for extended benefits. Individuals that need to apply for extended benefits should contact their nearest UI Claim Center by dialing (907) 269-4700 in Anchorage, (907) 451-2871 in Fairbanks, (907) 465-5552 in Juneau, or toll free at (888) 252-2557 from all other areas.
Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.