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

OWS

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

DUIO

ISSUE DATE

December 24, 2003

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

ADVISORY

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 30-02, Change 5

 

TO

:

STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

CHERYL ATKINSON s/s
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

:

Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) Act of 2002 – Additional TEUC for Displaced Airline and Related Workers

  1. Purpose. To provide State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) corrected instructions concerning augmentation of Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation for displaced airline and related workers (TEUC-A) during the transition period.

  2. References. Title II of the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 (The Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) Act of 2002), Public Law (Pub. L.) 107 147; Pub. L. 108 1; Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 30-02, dated July 5, 2002; UIPL No. 30-02, Change 1, dated January 9, 2003; Section 4002 of Pub. L. 108 11, signed by the President on April 16, 2003; Section 205 of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended; Section 233 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended; 20 CFR Part 615; ET Handbook No. 401; ET Handbook No. 410.

  3. Correction. Instructions to states for implementation of TEUC-A (specifically, UIPL 30-02, Changes 2 and 3) were based on Conference Report 108-76. A recent review of the TEUC statute, Pub. L. 108-11, as signed by the President, showed that it differs in one important respect from the Conference Report. The Conference Report prohibited establishment of entitlement for extended TEUC-A during the program’s transition period (from December 28, 2003, to the last week beginning before December 26, 2004). However, Pub. L. 108-11 requires that extended TEUC-A (TEUC-AX) entitlement be established for individuals who exhaust TEUC-A during the transition period in high unemployment states.

    In these circumstances, the statute must be followed. Therefore, when states are in a high unemployment period (referred to as a TEUC-X period, as defined and discussed in UIPL 30-02 and UIPL 30-02, Change 2), they must establish entitlement to extended TEUC-A (TEUC-AX) for individuals who exhaust TEUC-A during the transition period from December 28, 2003, to the last week beginning before December 26, 2004.

  4. Action Required. Administrators must ensure that these corrected instructions are followed.

  5. Inquiries. Direct all questions to the appropriate regional office.

  6. Attachment: Text of Section 4002 of Public Law 108-11.