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Extended through Defense Appropriations Bill

December 24, 2009
Policy Area: 
Economic Target: 
Action Type: 
Maximum Amount: 
$11.30 billion
Amount Spent: 
$11.30 billion
Deficit Impact: 
$11.30 billion

In the Department of Defense appropriations bill, an additional $13.6 billion in funding for unemployment insurance and benefits was included. The amendment included increased benefits and increased the number of weeks unemployed workers can be eligible for benefits by 20 weeks, from 79 to 99 weeks in the highest unemployment states. Unemployed workers are now eligible to receive 99 weeks of benefits beginning now through February 28, 2010.

Extended unemployment benefits were originally passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.


Estimates from CBO show a total cost of $11.3 billion for the increase in benefits.

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