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State Extended Benefits (EB)

Extended Benefits are additional weeks of unemployment compensation payable to qualified workers when certain adverse economic conditions exist in Pennsylvania. These conditions are based upon the state's unemployment rate reaching a certain level prescribed by the Pennsylvania UC Law. When these conditions exist statewide, the Department of Labor and Industry declares an Extended Benefit period.

Extended benefits are only payable during an Extended Benefit period, and only to qualified individuals only after they have exhausted all rights to regular benefits under the Pennsylvania UC Law. Pennsylvania is not currently in an Extended Benefit period.