Your Unemployment Check May be Reduced

The Kansas Department of Labor says some Kansans will see a reduction in their unemployment checks.Unemployment 001

The department said Thursday that checks for Kansans receiving extended unemployment for 14 extra weeks will see their payments reduced 10.7 percent on or shortly after March 31.

The reductions in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program are the result of $85 billion in federal spending cuts that went into effect March 1. The cuts mean states that administer unemployment payments are getting less money.

Kansas currently qualifies for an unemployment program that provides up to 14 additional weeks of benefits to qualified people. The amount of benefits will be reduced but the 14-week period will not be affected.


  • http://hayspost Arthur Doyle

    Good! Go out and get a job.

  • see

    This is just first step in ending a great benefit. I have never needed unemployment however it was always nice to know it was there. Just like the 2nd admendment we need to resist all goverment change. We dont know when we will need it. After this gun control issue I am surprised more people cant get past themselves to see the underliying issue s.

  • http://hayspost Arthur Doyle

    It is a pretty far stretch of logic to claim that a reduction in extended benefits is the first step in eliminating said benefit. Unemployment claimants can receive from 12-26 weeks of full benefits. The number of weeks varies, based on total earnings during the base period (an individual’s earnings during a 12 month period.) This article addresses a 10.7 percent reduction (Not elimination) in extended benefits. Extended meaning in addition to the 12-26 weeks of Full benefits. During the initial unemployment period people that are legitimately looking for work will have financial assistance while they find gainful employment.

  • http://hayspost Arthur Doyle

    Furthermore the underlying issue in the reduction of extended benefits is incentive for people to seek employment. Whereas people being paid to not work generally don’t seek gainful employment until after their benefits run out.

    • Reality Check

      You have never known most of the people in this nation that live in poverty. Every time something is on here about helping those less fortunate, you are an advocate for doing away with it or making it harder to get. Strangely, the facts that support that most people(greater than 90%) getting benefits of any kind are not druggies, etc, never seems to bother you. It’s just easy to believe what you want and ignore the facts. I hope that in your lifetime you never have to depend upon such a benefit due to catastrophic illness or the like, for I fear that karma may strike.