Most states pay unemployment benefits for 26 weeks (a few pay for only 20 weeks and a few pay for up to 30 weeks, visit your state’s unemployment insurance website to find their current policy).
In most states you will automatically receive the extended benefits if you are eligible. In some cases you might have to contact your state's Unemployment Insurance program. Learn more at your state’s unemployment insurance website.
Have more questions about Unemployment Insurance? Visit FAQs about Unemployment.