EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
ADVISORY SYSTEM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS/DUO

ISSUE DATE

March 19. 2002

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

February 28, 2003

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 18-02

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

GRACE A. KILBANE
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

:

Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002 - Questions and Answers

 

  1. Purpose. To respond to questions concerning implementation of the TEUC program.

  2. References. The Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002, Title II of Public Law 107-147, signed by the President on March 9, 2002; Section 205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended; Section 233 of the Trade Act of 1974; 20 CFR Part 615 and UIPL No.17-02.

  3. Background. The Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program provides up to 13 weeks of 100 percent federally financed benefits to qualified individuals in all states and up to an additional 13 weeks in states that are in an Extended Benefit (EB) period or would be in an EB period using a 4% insured unemployment rate trigger.

    This document gives questions and answers to help explain the Department's interpretation of the TEUC Act as set forth in the operating instructions published to guide states in implementing the TEUC program.

    This advisory is issued to the states and cooperating state agencies as guidance provided by the Department of Labor in its role as the principal in the TEUC program.

  4. Action Required. Administrators are requested to provide this information and instructions to the appropriate staff.

  5. Inquiries. Inquiries should be directed to your Regional Office.

  6. Attachment. Questions and Answers for Clarification of Title II of Public Law 107-147.