(URGENT) Unemployed while STEM OPT extension is pending

A brief overview of my current situation:

On July 5, 2021, my request for a STEM OPT extension was received by USCIS.

The dates I applied for were 7/8/21 and 12/31/23 based on my employment with my firm at the time.

The case is still processing but I received the automatic 180 days of extension.

During this 180 extension while the case is processing I have been laid off.

Will this affect the original extension request and additionally would this affect the amount of unemployment I can accrue. Do I gain those extra 60 days of unemployment to look for a job while the application is in process or have I lost everything?

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