The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) ended on December 28, 2013. This means that no EUC benefits will be paid for weeks after December 28, 2013 regardless of whether you would otherwise be eligible for continued weekly benefits or have a balance in your account. On that date, all EUC benefits will stop. You may be eligible for a new Massachusetts unemployment claim if you worked during the past year and earned enough wages to qualify under certain circumstances. Please go to www.mass.gov/dua to log into UI Online and file a new claim or call our TeleClaims Center at 617-626-6800 or 877-626-6800 (toll-free) to file a new claim or receive general information.
Additional Assistance Programs
Please continue to visit the One-Stop Career Centers for assistance with your job search and retraining needs. You can use these services even if you are not receiving UI benefits. To find the Career Center most convenient for you, please visit www.mass.gov/careercenters or call 1-877-872-5627.
In addition, depending on your personal and family circumstances, you may be eligible for other resources including the following:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
- Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
Additional information regarding these programs is available at www.mass211help.org or call 2-1-1 where assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you apply for any of these programs, remember to bring this letter with you when applying.