COVID-19 & the EB Program in Connecticut & Minnesota

By September 21, 2020COVID-19

Connecticut and Minnesota triggered on extended benefits (EB) when their seasonally adjusted total unemployment rates exceeded 8.0%. The payable period began on August 2, 2020 and eligible claimants can extend their benefits up to 20 weeks. Connecticut and Minnesota will notify claimants of potential eligibility via a written notice but claimants should contact their state agency for more information about the EB program or for information about their rights under the program.


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Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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