According to the AFL-CIO, as of December 1, 2010, more than 800 long term job hunters have lost their emergency unemployment benefits. The AFL-CIO is tracking the daily increase in this number of workers at https://www.aflcio.org/. In a recent blast email, the AFL-CIO urges unemployed workers to lobby their lawmakers to act on extending unemployment benefits.
If an injured worker has been laid off from their job, they may be entitled to a reinstatement of workers’ compensation benefits. It is also possible to receive unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time, subject to offset. A Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney at Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., can help determine if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Source: AFL-CIO, December 1, 2010