Information for COVID-19 Employers, Jobseekers and Child Care
Having trouble filing an unemployment claim online? Our Unemployment Benefit System online portal is available 24 hours a day but is experiencing a high volume of visitors. We are seeing lower volume on the online portal between 10:00p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.

Overview

At this time, there are no extended benefits available in Texas.

TWC last paid extended benefits under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, which ended on December 28, 2013.

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Possibility of a Benefit Extension

State extended benefits are paid during times of high unemployment in Texas. TWC pays federal extended benefits when the U.S. Congress enacts legislation to create a federal benefit extension program. We notify all potential recipients by mail if an extension is available. Be sure to keep your address updated with us.

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