S.2544 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 01/22/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||01/22/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
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Summary: S.2544 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/22/2008)
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 - Provides for federal-state agreements under which a state will make temporary extended unemployment compensation payments to individuals who: (1) have exhausted all rights to regular compensation under state or federal law with respect to a benefit year (excluding any benefit year that ended before one year before the enactment of this Act); (2) have no rights to regular compensation or extended compensation with respect to a week under such law or any other state or federal unemployment compensation law; (3) are not receiving compensation for such week under the unemployment compensation law of Canada; and (4) filed an initial claim for regular compensation on or after one year before the enactment of this Act.
Requires federal payments to states to cover 100% of such temporary extended unemployment compensation payments.
Provides for handling of fraud and overpayments of unemployment compensation.