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Unemployment benefits ending for some

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WASHINGTON--  About a week ago, some unemployment benefits went away because the latest extension had come to an end.

Now lawmakers are taking up the issue of extending them right now.  But it's hitting a road block. 

In the coming weeks, WorkSource leaders say you should know whether your benefits will be extended.

"What I would encourage them to do is as their normal UI check comes in the mail, there's traditionally another piece of paper that accompanies it.  Read it, because the statement should be on that piece of paper if they are going to be receiving that extension," explains Candice Bluechel with Columbia Basin WorkSource.

To clear up any confusion-- this only applies to people who knew their unemployment benefits were soon ending.  If yours aren't, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

Meantime, if you don't get those extensions and your unemployment benefits go away, contact WorkSource immediately to try and land a job.