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Emergency Unemployment Compensation of ARRA

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 improved UI, through, for example a temporary increase in the amount jobless workers receive, new provisions to provide extended benefits for the long-term jobless, and new provisions that provided subsidies so that jobless workers could keep their health insurance. ARRA also gave funds to states to help administer the record number of people filing for these benefits. All of these provisions have since expired. Although they have seen temporary extensions since January of 2010, the recession and need for these provisions are far from over and NETWORK believes that they should further be extended through the end of 2010.