ARKANSAS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Arkansas Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State of AR provides compensation options in the form of unemployment insurance assistance set by both Federal and State law.
Unemployment Arkansas Insurance
UI benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the statewide rate of unemployment is higher than usual, residents can qualify for an extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).
in order to maintain their UI eligibility.
Unemployment Insurance in AR
Requirements for UI amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate for Arkansas. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the AR information page.
Unemployment Insurance Arkansas (Arkansas Unemployment Extension)
Those who have exhausted all original UI are entitled to extended benefits IF the Arkansas unemployment rate is higher than usual.
Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, AR has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the laws in Arkansas section for additional information.