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Extended Benefits (EB) pays additional temporary unemployment benefits to claimants during periods of high unemployment. The claimant must exhaust all regular benefits before receiving EB. The federal government pays 50% of extended benefits; the other 50% is funded the same way as regular benefits. Governmental employers must pay 100% of any extended benefits paid to their former employees.

Current Status

The unemployment rate in Texas does not meet the requirements for TWC to pay extended benefits. TWC last paid EB for the week ending September 11, 2021. 

For more information about EB, visit our Extended Unemployment Benefits webpage.