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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Cuts in Federal Extended Unemployment Benefits Coming Due to Sequestration

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  • Thousands of jobless workers in Oklahoma receiving federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation will soon see a reduction in their weekly benefits because of sequestration. EUC is a federally funded benefit for long-term unemployed workers who exhaust regular state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. Due to sequestration-forced budget cuts, payments of EUC made on or after March 31, 2013, must be reduced by 10.7 percent. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is sending notices to the active EUC recipients impacted by these cuts.
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