Iowa Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State of IA provides benefits as outlined in Iowa compensation guidelines.

Iowa Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claim

The benefit extension for 99ers in Iowa are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify for insurance in Iowa to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the rate in Iowa is higher than usual, unemployed Iowa residents can apply for an extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In Iowa, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their eligibility

Unemployment Insurance Iowa

Requirements for compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate for Iowa. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the claims page.

Iowa Unemployment Insurance Extension

Those who have exhausted benefits all original UI are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of Iowa compensation. As of 2012, Iowa has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the requirement page for more information.