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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 96.4, subsection 4, Code 2001, is
  1  2 amended by adding the following new unnumbered paragraph after
  1  3 unnumbered paragraph 1:
  1  4    NEW UNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH.  If an individual does not have
  1  5 sufficient qualifying wages in the base period to qualify for
  1  6 benefits rights, the individual's base period shall be the
  1  7 four most recently completed calendar quarters preceding the
  1  8 first day of the individual's benefit year.  Such base period
  1  9 shall be known as the alternate base period.  If information
  1 10 as to wages for the most recent quarter of the alternate base
  1 11 period is not available to the director from the regular
  1 12 quarterly reports of wage information that are systematically
  1 13 accessible, the director may base the determination of
  1 14 eligibility for benefits on the affidavit of the claimant that
  1 15 states the name and address of the employer for whom the
  1 16 claimant performed services and the claimant's written
  1 17 statement of the reason for separation from the employer and
  1 18 of wages for that calendar quarter.  The claimant shall
  1 19 furnish payroll documentation, where available, in support of
  1 20 the affidavit.  The determination based upon the alternate
  1 21 base period as it relates to the claimant's benefits, shall be
  1 22 amended when the quarterly report of wage information from the
  1 23 employer is timely received and that information causes a
  1 24 change in the determination.  Any benefits paid and charged to
  1 25 an employer's account, based upon a claimant's affidavit,
  1 26 shall be adjusted effective as of the beginning of the
  1 27 claimant's benefit year.  No calendar quarter in an alternate
  1 28 base period shall be used to establish a subsequent benefit
  1 29 year.  
  1 30                           EXPLANATION
  1 31    This bill amends Code section 96.4, subsection 4,
  1 32 concerning unemployment compensation to provide that an
  1 33 individual who does not have sufficient qualifying wages to
  1 34 qualify for unemployment benefits under the definition of
  1 35 "base period" (the period beginning with the first day of the
  2  1 five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the
  2  2 first day of an individual's benefit year) can use an
  2  3 alternate base period which consists of the individual's four
  2  4 most recently completed calendar quarters preceding the first
  2  5 day of the individual's benefit year in order to be eligible
  2  6 for unemployment benefits.  
  2  7 LSB 1642YH 79
  2  8 av/gg/8

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