As you may know, Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is coming to an end December 28, 2013. The last payable week for EUC will pay out during the week of December 29, 2013 to January 4, 2014. The Oregon Employment Department does not control if or when extension programs will be in effect. Extension programs are enacted by US Congress or State Legislature. It is important to keep your address updated with us so we may notify you by mail if a new extension program becomes available.
You may be eligible for the Training Unemployment Insurance (TUI) program and, as a result, additional unemployment insurance (UI) benefits may be available to you, should you exhaust your benefits. The TUI program allows eligible dislocated workers to attend training full-time, not be required to seek work, and still receive unemployment benefits. You can contact the UI Training Programs Unit at (503) 947-1800 or toll free at (800)-436-6191 for further information. There is also additional information about the TUI program on this site. To find out more and download the application click here.
About the TUI program:
- TUI is intended for career and technical training of eligible dislocated workers. The training you attend must be related to an occupation or skills which offer reasonable employment opportunities. If approved, the Training Programs Unit waives the requirement of actively seeking work while you attend training. TUI covers you only as long as you have unemployment benefits remaining and not necessarily to the very end of your training.
- To qualify for TUI, the Employment Department or one of its partners must certify you as an eligible dislocated worker. In addition, the training you attend must be full time and your program must not be for a Bachelor’s or higher education degree. In a semester/term college environment full time is generally considered 12 credit hours; in the summer term, it might be 9 credit hours. If the classes you are taking are not on the credit system, full time is generally considered 20 classroom hours per week.
- The TUI program has an extension available called Supplemental Unemployment for Dislocated workers (SUD). This extension is potentially available for up to 26 weeks while you are in approved training through the TUI program.
- The TUI program does not pay for your training. Partners of the Employment Department, located at our WorkSource Oregon Centers, can sometimes assist you with funding for training.
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