Is Texas extending their unemployment benefits?

Is Texas extending their unemployment benefits?

Jobless Texans will soon lose access to all additional federal unemployment aid — including a $300-per-week supplemental benefit — that was extended as a result of the pandemic after Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said Texas will opt out of the federal assistance.

Is Texas stopping all unemployment payments?

Greg Abbott announced in May that, after June 26, Texas will opt out of all federal assistance programs. That includes the extra $300 per week congress approved earlier this year under the American Rescue Plan.

How many weeks of unemployment do you get in Texas?

The maximum benefit for state extended benefit is 50 percent of the regular UI claim’s maximum benefit amount (37 times the weekly benefit) and pays up to 13 weeks of unemployment benefits. A Texas claimant may be entitled to an additional seven weeks of state benefits if there is a High Unemployment Period (HUP) in the state.

Do you have to pay back unemployment in Texas?

Editor’s note: After the publication of this story, state officials reversed course and said workers won’t have to pay back unemployment benefits if the overpayments were the state’s mistake.

What happens to overpaid unemployment benefits in Texas?

“State law requires TWC to recover all unemployment benefits overpayments,” Cisco Gamez, spokesperson for the state agency, said in an email. “Overpayments stay on your record until repaid.”

Where do I get my unemployment benefits in Texas?

Electronic Correspondence allows you to receive most, but not all, of your unemployment notices and forms electronically in a secure, online mailbox. You are responsible for regularly checking your online inbox, regardless of whether you receive an email notifying you of new mail.

What are the requirements for unemployment benefits in Texas?

To learn more about your work search requirements, go to the Work Search Requirements for Unemployment Benefits page. For help finding your next job, please visit www.MyTXCareer.com or www.WorkInTexas.com and use the virtual and in person services at local Workforce Solutions offices throughout the state.

Workers who lost their jobs and received overpayments from the Texas Workforce Commission won’t have to pay back those unemployment benefits if it was the state’s mistake, commission officials now say.

Can you get extended unemployment in Texas after 26 weeks?

You may be eligible for extended unemployment benefits if you have received all 26 weeks of your regular benefits.

What happens if you get overpaid unemployment in Texas?

Mour Cafe in Austin closed its dining operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers who lost their jobs and received overpayments from the Texas Workforce Commission won’t have to pay back those unemployment benefits if it was the state’s mistake, commission officials now say.