Unemployment Extension - A Filing "How To" Guide

Now that Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning has finally relented and allowed the Senate to pass unemployment extension benefits, many out-of-work Americans can breathe a sigh of relief.

When there's a high volume of unemployment -- like we have with our current economic recession -- the federal government typically extends unemployment benefits to individuals who have exhausted their unemployment compensation. Usually benefits are continued for at least 13 weeks; some states even provide up to 20 weeks.