As with regular unemployment benefits, the extended benefits are only granted if a worker is no longer employed through no fault of their own and they must be able, and available, to work.
Pennsylvania is extending unemployment benefits by another 13 weeks.
With approximately 33 million USA workers now claiming unemployment benefits, a technicality concerning the day some states pay out benefits could affect a percentage of those in need.
Workers will be automatically enrolled into extended benefits as their federal extension ends, the agency said.
Extended payments were part of a federal unemployment expansion passed through the CARES Act in March.
"The Maine Department of Labor has reached another milestone and implemented the last of the new federal unemployment programs", said Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman in a statement. "However, there is still work to do, as we continue to take claims and pay benefits at extraordinary levels".
CT has received almost 657,000 applications for unemployment benefits since March 13.
The Department of Labor and Industry announced the changes yesterday saying that if you have exhausted your 26 maximum weeks on unemployment-you will now be eligible for up to 13 more weeks of receiving benefits.
Gig workers, independent contractors and the self-employed, who were eligible for 39 weeks of federal benefits, will not get the full extension. If someone receives at least $1 in jobless aid, they are eligible for the additional $600 in weekly federal benefits.