The Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) will start to offer the extended benefits (EB) program for those who exhausted unemployment benefits. The EB program offers up to an additional 13 weeks of benefits to individuals who exhausted both their regular benefits and 13 weeks of the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) assistance. When individuals exhaust regular benefits and PEUC, the state will issue written notification to those who are eligible to apply for the new EB program. The weekly benefit amount under the EB program will remain the same. The state’s most recent insured unemployment rate (IUR) of 5.39% triggered the state into a 13-week EB period beginning the week of May 31, 2020. The most recent EB program was triggered in 2009 and ended April 7, 2012.
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 http://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.