45. Can you get an extension of benefits past the time limit?

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You can ask for an extension of your benefits. In deciding whether you get an extension, DTA says that it looks at

  • what you are doing to find a full-time job,
  • whether you have complied with work requirements and DTA work activities,
  • whether you have been sanctioned for not complying with DTA rules,
  • whether there are jobs in your area that you could do,
  • whether suitable child care is available. See 106 C.M.R. § 703.130(A); DTA Operations Memo 2013-38 (July 26, 2013).

You can also get an extension if

  • you are working at least 35 hours a week and you are still financially and otherwise eligible.
  • you are in a DTA-approved education or training program and need additional time to complete the program. 106 C.M.R. § 703.130(A).

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