Alaska: Extended Benefits Nearing End

The Department of Labor & Workforce Development in the state of Alaska has announced an update to extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Extended benefits began for eligible participants on November 5, 2017. The last payable week of these benefits will be April 7, 2018.

The reason for the termination of these extended benefits is due to the state’s unemployment rate, which is not currently meeting the eligibility requirements. Those affected by this announcement will be notified with a mailed statement from the state’s Unemployment Insurance Program.

Alaskans with a balance of extended benefits can keep filing until the benefits have been exhausted (or the April 7tth date, whichever is first). Those who have already exhausted their regular benefits are able to file a new claim for extended benefits through the end of the April 7th week of 2018.

The following Unemployment Insurance Claim Centers are available to address any questions you may have on this matter:

Anchorage
(907) 269-4700

Fairbanks
(907) 451-2871

Juneau
(907) 465-5552

All other areas
(888) 252-2557