Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Statement from Raymond Filippone, Assistant Director of Income Support, regarding the federal extension of unemployment insurance benefits:


March 3, 2010

Rhode Island has received notification that the federal unemployment insurance extended benefit program known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) has been extended through April 5, 2010. This program had been slated to end last Sunday, February 28, and was momentarily put on hold until Congress approved an extension last night.

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training wants to reassure all unemployment insurance claimants that Congress’s recent delay in approving this benefit extension will not affect customer payments this week or in the foreseeable future. Any claim held pending the outcome of the extension debate will now be processed.

The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Islandís workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov