Governor Jim Doyle and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
today announced that funding for additional temporary extended
unemployment compensation benefits (TEUC-A) for displaced airline and
related workers has become available.
Workers who lost their airline-related jobs will receive additional
assistance from the federal government as part of a $3 billion
"bailout" for the airline industry.
"I am extremely pleased that the state of Wisconsin will be able
to assist workers with this much needed financial assistance as they and
their families struggle with unemployment," said Governor Jim Doyle.
Supplemental appropriations bill H.R. 1559 provides up to 26 weeks of
additional unemployment benefits for an estimated 200,000 airline and
related industry workers nationwide. The Department of Workforce
Development (DWD) estimates approximately 4,000 Wisconsin workers will be
eligible for the additional benefits. The new provision takes effect the
week of April 20, 2003.
The new law creates special rules for determining TEUC eligibility. DWD
will send written notification to all potentially eligible individuals
during the next two weeks.