Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García confirmed today that the expansion to up to 26 weeks
of unemployment benefits passed by the Kansas legislature and signed into law by Governor Laura Kelly
in March is operative.
In mid-March, the legislature passed a temporary extension to increase the number of weeks an individual
would be eligible for unemployment benefits from up to 16 weeks to up to 26 weeks for all claims filed
after January 1, 2020. The extension will apply automatically; no application or process is required other
than to file weekly claims. Those impacted will receive new monetary determinations that include the
additional 10 weeks’ worth of benefits.
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