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Thousands of Nevadans stand to lose unemployment benefits

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As we edge closer to heading over the so-called fiscal cliff, nearly 25,000 Nevadans stand to immediately lose unemployment insurance benefits.

Unless Congress votes to extend it, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program will expire on Jan. 2, 2013. 25,000 Nevadans will be abruptly cut off with roughly 1,000 losing benefits each subsequent week.

"There is no ideal time for recipients to lose their benefits, but we understand it is more difficult during the holidays to lose this much needed financial support," said Frank R. Woodbeck, director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR). "Our office is standing by ready to reinstate these benefits if Congress does act to continue the EUC program."

Regardless of what happens, you should continue to file weekly claims so that benefits will be promptly paid if Congress acts to continue the EUC program.

For more information, visit www.nvdetr.org.

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