When Do Extended Benefits Go Into Effect?

Extended benefits go into effect in Kentucky when, during the week and the immediate preceding 12 weeks, the rate of insured unemployment:

  • Equaled 120% of the average of such rate for the corresponding 13­week period in each of the prior two years; and,
  • equaled or exceeded 5%.

To be eligible for extended benefits, a worker must have established a valid regular unemployment insurance claim, must have exhausted all entitlement to regular UI benefits, and must not have completed the benefit year before the extended benefit period begins.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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