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Delays likely for some Arizona jobless benefits

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Economic Security said payment of
extended unemployment benefits may be delayed by about a week.

The department said it needs to make some computer programming changes as a
result of the federal government’s last-minute extension of emergency
unemployment benefits.

Congress passed the legislation and President Barack Obama signed it this week.

DES said payments for the week ending Saturday may be delayed by up to seven
business days as programming is completed and payments are generated.

The department said people exhausting benefits for the first 26 weeks of
coverage should file for emergency extended benefits so those claims can be
processed as quickly as possible.


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