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Maximum Length of Time. As of 2011, Massachusetts offers unemployment benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks. Since the maximum benefit amount you can get is $625 per week, you cannot get more than $16,250 total in unemployment benefits. This amount does not include the dependency allowance for children.How do you apply for unemployment benefits in Massachusetts?
You can apply for benefits in person, or on the phone. To apply in person, you can go to one of the 15 Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) walk-in offices in Massachusetts. Unemployment Insurance Walk-In Centers.What are extended unemployment benefits?
Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits. Purpose. Extended Benefits are available to workers who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits during periods of high unemployment. The basic Extended Benefits program provides up to 13 additional weeks of benefits when a State is experiencing high unemployment.When do unemployment benefits end?
You may qualify for Extended Benefits after your regular unemployment benefits expire. Most states pay a maximum of 26 weeks of unemployment benefits, but additional weeks of payments, called Extended Benefits, may be added during times of high unemployment.