New US Unemployment Benefits Are Now Offered To Unemployed Americans Online at Unemployment-Extension.Org
Madison, WI (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
New Unemployment Benefits can now be filed unemployed Americans at Unemployment-Extension.org, as things begin to pick up across the US. Wisconsin and Ohio unemployed residents were among the first to take advantage of the new Unemployment Benefits available, announces Unemployment-Extension.org.
The length and eligibility for Unemployment Benefits have always varied from state to state, as the average amount received by an unemployed individual was $298 per week for this past month. As of 2011, the maximum time a person can receive unemployment checks in some states, such as Wisconsin Unemployment, is 99 weeks - and still is. That's just under 2 full years.
As of November 2011, an estimated 13.5 million Americans receive unemployment benefits. However, 3.3 million Americans would have had unemployment extension benefits cut off by sometime in February of 2012, a pretty drastic drop in income which most liberals say this economy simply can't handle.
As part of the Obama jobs bill presented to Congress this past September, the Barack Obama administration proposed extending unemployment insurance for another 26 weeks in states which currently have a lower time limit, such as Ohio Unemployment benefits and New Jersey Unemployment - this has extended their benefits greatly. Obama's jobs bill maintains the 99 week maximum period during which a person can receive unemployment checks for every state.
However, Obama's proposal to extend unemployment benefits would cost taxpayers an additional $49 billion in the next year. Republican conservatives believe that unemployment benefits actually discourage people from finding jobs. Numerous studies from economists from both sides of the political aisle support this theory for Unemployment across the US.
Roughly four million million Americans who receive unemployment checks have been out of work for over a year.
One of Ohio's Republican representatives, James Renacci, stated, "The length of Ohio Unemployment compensation eligibility has turned from a bridge between jobs into an excuse to put off that job search for just one more week."