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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 815UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
SUBCHAPTER FEXTENDED BENEFITS
RULE §815.170State "On" and "Off" Indicator Weeks: Conditional Trigger

(a) In addition to the state "on" indicator provisions for extended benefits in the Act, and with respect to weeks of unemployment beginning on or after February 17, 2009, a week is a state "on" indicator week if:

  (1) the average rate of total unemployment in Texas (seasonally adjusted), as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, for the period consisting of the most recent three months for which data for all states are published before the close of such week equals or exceeds 6.5 percent; and

  (2) the average rate of total unemployment in Texas (seasonally adjusted), as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, for the three-month period referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection, equals or exceeds 110 percent of such average for either or both of the corresponding three-month periods ending in the two preceding calendar years.

(b) With respect to compensation for weeks of unemployment beginning after the date of enactment of Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-312) and ending on or before the date established in federal law permitting this provision, a week is a state "on" indicator week if:

  (1) the average rate of total unemployment in Texas (seasonally adjusted), as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, for the period consisting of the most recent three months for which data for all states are published before the close of such week equals or exceeds 6.5 percent; and

  (2) the average rate of total unemployment in Texas (seasonally adjusted), as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, for the three-month period referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection, equals or exceeds 110 percent of such average for any or all of the corresponding three-month periods ending in the three preceding calendar years.

(c) In addition to the state "off" indicator provisions for extended benefits in the Act, there is a state "off" indicator for only a week if, for the period consisting of such week and the immediately preceding twelve weeks, none of the options specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this section result in an "on" indicator.

(d) This section continues in effect until the week ending four weeks prior to the last week of unemployment for which 100 percent federal sharing is available under P.L. 111-5, Division B, Title II, §2005(a), without regard to the extension of federal sharing for certain claims as provided under §2005(c) of such law.


Source Note: The provisions of this §815.170 adopted to be effective November 2, 2009, 34 TexReg 7655; amended to be effective May 2, 2011, 36 TexReg 2735

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