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

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OWS/OIS/DUI

ISSUE DATE

July 3, 2003

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

July 31, 2004

ADVISORY

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 30-03

 

TO

:

ALL STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

CHERYL ATKINSON /s/
Administrator
Office of Workforce Security

 

SUBJECT

:

Minimum Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Weekly Benefit Amount: July 1 - September 30, 2003

  1. Purpose. To transmit the subject computation for State Workforce Agency usage in computing minimum weekly DUA amounts for all major disasters declared during the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2003.

  2. Average Weekly Benefit Amount (AWBA) Utilization. As required by 20 CFR 625.6, the attached listing sets forth the 50 percent of AWBA computation applicable for major disasters declared during the fourth quarter of FY 2003, from July 1 through September 30, 2003.

  3. Action Required. State Workforce Agency Administrators are requested to provide this information to appropriate staff and insure that the correct AWBA is utilized in determining the weekly DUA amount.

  4. Inquiries. Inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Regional Office.

  5. Attachment. Minimum Weekly Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Benefit Amount: July 1 September 30, 2003.



MINIMUM DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (DUA)
WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT: July 1 THROUGH September 30, 2003
BASED ON AWBA FOR TOTAL UNEMPLOYMENT 04/01/2002 THROUGH 03/31/2003

    MINIMUM DUA
STATES
AWBA
7/1/03-9/30/03
50% CALCULATION
DUA
 USE ROUNDED
 
Alabama 169.95 84.98 85
Alaska 193.31 96.66 97
Arizona 175.58 87.79 88
Arkansas 225.26 112.63 113
California 228.56 114.28 115
Colorado 312.89 156.44 157
Connecticut 288.64 144.32 145
Delaware 230.08 115.04 116
District of Columbia 276.00 138.00 138
Florida 225.39 112.70 113
Georgia 240.33 120.16 121
Guam 259.57 N/A[1] 260
Hawaii 300.33 150.16 151
Idaho 230.77 115.39 116
Illinois 280.66 140.33 141
Indiana 257.43 128.72 129
Iowa 256.86 128.43 129
Kansas 276.32 138.16 139
Kentucky 248.06 124.03 125
Louisiana 196.54 98.27 99
Maine 226.49 113.24 114
Maryland 242.21 121.10 122
Massachusetts 360.68 180.34 181
Michigan 286.56 143.28 144
Minnesota 320.22 160.11 161
Mississippi 169.96 84.98 85
Missouri 205.76 102.88 103
Montana 186.39 93.19 94
Nebraska 213.15 106.58 107
Nevada 232.68 116.34 117
New Hampshire 262.39 131.20 132
New Jersey 334.23 167.12 168
New Mexico 207.43 103.71 104
New York 274.80 137.40 138
North Carolina 259.32 129.66 130
North Dakota 221.36 110.68 111
Ohio 250.94 125.47 126
Oklahoma 233.70 116.85 117
Oregon 275.32 137.66 138
Pennsylvania 290.91 145.45 146
Puerto Rico 106.71 53.35 54
Rhode Island 306.12 153.06 154
South Carolina 208.03 104.02 105
South Dakota 199.83 99.91 100
Tennessee 209.85 104.92 105
Texas 259.38 129.69 130
Utah 274.01 137.00 137
Vermont 254.50 127.25 128
Virgin Islands 297.88 148.94 149
Virginia 307.97 153.98 154
Washington 328.37 164.18 165
West Virginia 217.42 108.71 109
Wisconsin 247.88 123.94 124
Wyoming 236.22 118.11 119


1 50 Percent AWBA Not Applicable for Guam (See 20 CFR 625.6(c))
Data supplied by U.S. DOL/ETA/OWS, 06/24/2003