The Texas Workforce Commission announced today that because Texas’s unemployment rate has been over 7% for the last three months that there will be a nine week extension to unemployment benefits. This is under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Act benefits Tier III.
Claimants currently receiving benefits will automatically receive the extension while still eligible and need do nothing else. Those who recently exhausted their benefits will receive a letter from the TWC explaining what they need to do to claim the additional benefits, if still eligible.
Please see the TWC’s full press release here.