Of the 2.9 million long term unemployed people who were denied benefits this year - 285,000 of them are veterans. There is a program called, Unemployment Compensation, or UCX Program which provides a weekly income for veterans while they search for work.
[caption id="attachment_6874" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars marched in the Fourth of July parade in Brownsville, Tex.Credit Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald, via Associated Press[/caption]
You can participate in the UCX (Unemployment compensation) program if you meet these requirements:
- Were on active duty in the Armed Forces
- Were honorably discharged.
- You have earned a certain minimum amount during the State’s “base period.” Your Federal military service and wages count toward this requirement.
- You are able to work, seeking to work and are available for work.
Depending on the state, some rules may vary, however the above rules are general for eligibility for the UCX program.
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