Obama to Sign Unemployment Extension into Law
The unemployment extension is in the White House, and President Obama plans to sign it into law in approximately 15 minutes.
At that point, states can immediately begin the process of disbursing funds, estimated to take between two and four weeks. The legislation restores federally extended benefits — tacked on to state benefits, which last up to 26 weeks — retroactively to June 2 and on to Nov. 30. The maximum number of weeks of benefits is 99.