Senate Democrat Leader Vi Simpson (D-Ellettsville) and the Senate Democratic Caucus continue to stress that legislators must keep their eye on the ball to address the economy and put Hoosier families back to work. Sen. Simpson said today she hopes for a short and hardworking session.
The Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development announced Monday that Indiana has resumed providing State Extended Benefits. The benefits are resumed “due to Congress renewing 100% federal funding of the program through February 28, 2010.”
This program provides up to 20 weeks of benefits to Hoosiers.
State Extended Benefits are considered the “benefit of last resort.” These benefits include strict work search requirements and the mandate of accepting any job paying minimum wage or above that an individual can physically perform. There are no work search waivers available on State Extended Benefits.
Hoosiers who were collecting State Extended Benefits prior to passage of Federal Extensions #3 and #4 will be able to resume collecting their State Extended Benefits, once they exhaust the new federal extensions (#3 and #4).
Hoosiers can now collect up to 99 weeks of benefits, which are detailed below.
Federal Extension #1
Federal Extension #2
Federal Extension #3
Federal Extension #4
State Extended Benefits
Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions about Extended Benefits.
Today marks the first official day of the 2nd regular session of the 116th Indiana General Assembly. The Senate and House of Representatives will reconvene at 1:30 p.m. today. The expectation is that Senate President Pro Tempore David Long will be pushing for a 2nd reading vote on SJR 0001, putting the already enacted property tax caps into the constitution.