This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Alaska.
The following changes have occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status:
- Alaska's 13-week insured unemployment rate (IUR) for the week ending January 7, 2012 rose to meet the 6% threshold to trigger “on” to the EB program. Alaska's payable period in the Extended Benefits program began January 22, 2012.
The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims_arch.asp.
Information for Claimants
The duration of benefits payable in the EB program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state beginning an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice of potential entitlement to each individual who has exhausted all rights to regular benefits and is potentially eligible for EB (20 CFR 615.13(c)(1)).
Persons who believe they may be entitled to EB, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S-4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202)-693-3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of February 2012.
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-3251 Filed 2-10-12; 8:45 am]
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