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Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for the District of Columbia

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Employment and Training Administration, Labor.




This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for the District of Columbia.

The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the District of Columbia's EB status:

  • The District of Columbia has modified its law by adding a total unemployment rate (TUR) trigger retroactive to March 15, 2009. As a result, the District of Columbia has retroactively triggered “on” to a high unemployment period for the week of unemployment beginning April 5, 2009, and eligible unemployed workers will be able to collect up to an additional 20 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

Information for Claimants

The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state beginning an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13(c)(1)). Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program should contact their State Workforce Agency.

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Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Start Printed Page 19604Security, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail:

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Signed in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of April 2009.

Douglas F. Small,

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.

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[FR Doc. E9-9748 Filed 4-28-09; 8:45 am]