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Notice of a Change in Status of the Extended Benefit (EB) Program for Delaware

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AGENCY:

Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION:

Notice.

This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB program for Delaware.

The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status:

Based on the data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on September 18, 2020, the seasonally-adjusted total unemployment rate (TUR) for Delaware rose to exceed the 8.0% threshold necessary to trigger “on” to a high unemployment period in EB. Delaware enacted emergency legislation mandating that there would be a state “on” indicator for weeks after September 19, 2020, if the average TUR met the necessary criteria. As Start Printed Page 68371such, the payable period for Delaware under a high unemployment period begins October 11, 2020, and eligibility for claimants has been extended from up to 13 weeks of potential duration to up to 20 weeks of potential duration in the EB program.

The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EB program can be found at: http://ows.doleta.gov/​unemploy/​claims_​arch.as.

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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance Room S-4524, Attn: Thomas Stengle, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693-2991 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email: Stengle.Thomas@dol.gov.

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Signed in Washington, DC.

John Pallasch,

Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

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[FR Doc. 2020-23814 Filed 10-27-20; 8:45 am]

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