Extended Benefits is a state extension of benefits for claimants who qualify and is only available during an extended benefits period.
DEO can only pay EB for as long as Florida remains triggered “on” an EB period. The EB period is controlled by the average rate of unemployment in Florida. As of the week ending April 21, 2012, Florida’s unemployment rate has declined below the level needed to allow the payment of EB.
EB will remain available for three weeks following April 21, 2012. Florida will pay EB through the week ending May 12, 2012. New EB claims will continue to be taken through the week beginning May 6, 2012. The last week that EB can be paid is May 12, 2012, regardless of any benefits remaining on the claim. No new EB claims can be accepted after the week ending May 12, 2012.