NJ Unemployment Benefits Cut from 99 Weeks to 26 Weeks

Beginning on December 2, New Jersey residents who file for unemployment will get only 26 weeks of benefits. The benefits reduction is caused by the expiration of the federal government’s emergency extension of benefits. The federal emergency extension expires tonight because Congress did not approve a $12.5 billion extension of federal jobless benefits, which last up to 73 weeks and apply after a worker has exhausted the state-funded benefit of 26 weeks. 12/1/10 – Paul Castronovo – Castronovo & McKinney