Fiscal Cliff Averted: Unemployment Benefits Have Been Extended To End Of 2013

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Have you been worried whether your unemployment benefits would be extended into 2013? You don’t need to any longer because the result of that fiscal cliff deal was that nothing changed regarding your extended benefits.

Tens of thousands of people across the country could have lost their extended unemployment had no agreement been reached. But in the early hours of 1/1/2013 Democrats and Republicans did come to an agreement and in it was the provision that extended benefits would stay the same for all states.

If you were in the midst of getting those addition months of benefits before the end of the year, nothing should have changed and they should continue to come as long as you satisfy all conditions. But to be absolutely sure about the rules in every state, make sure you visit your state unemployment website and read the latest information.

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