Employment and Training Administration, Labor.
Announcement regarding the Virgin Islands triggering “on” to the second-tier of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08).
Public law 110-449 created a second-tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for this second-tier of EUC08 benefits and provides the beginning and ending dates Start Printed Page 49404of the second-tier period for each state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the second-tier of the EUC08 program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp. A new trigger notice is posted at this location each week that the program is in effect.
For weeks of unemployment beginning August 23, 2009, claimants in the Virgin Islands are potentially eligible for up to 13 weeks of additional benefits within the second-tier of the EUC08 program.
Information for Claimants
The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by public laws 110-252 and 110-449, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. The State Workforce Agency in states beginning a high unemployment period will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who is potentially eligible for second-tier EUC08 benefits. Persons who believe they may be entitled to additional benefits under the EUC08 program, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Security, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Signature
Signed in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of September, 2009.
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-23360 Filed 9-25-09; 8:45 am]
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