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HF 1158

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/16/2007

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to unemployment insurance; eliminating the one-week waiting period
from the eligibility requirements for benefits; amending Minnesota Statutes
2006, section 268.085, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 268.085, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Eligibility conditions.

An applicant shall be eligible to receive
unemployment benefits for any week if:

(1) the applicant has an active benefit account and has filed a continued biweekly
request for unemployment benefits for that week pursuant to section 268.086;

(2) the week for which unemployment benefits are requested is in the applicant's
benefit year;

(3) the applicant was unemployed as defined in section 268.035, subdivision 26;

(4) the applicant was able to work and was available for suitable employment,
and was actively seeking suitable employment. The applicant's weekly unemployment
benefit amount shall be reduced one-fifth for each day the applicant is unable to work or is
unavailable for suitable employment. If the computation of the reduced unemployment
benefits is not a whole dollar, it shall be rounded down to the next lower whole dollar.

This clause shall not apply to an applicant who is in reemployment assistance training, or
each day the applicant is on jury duty or serving as an election judge;new text begin and
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(5) deleted text beginthe applicant has served a waiting period of one week that the applicant is
otherwise entitled to some amount of unemployment benefits. This clause shall not apply
if the applicant would have been entitled to federal disaster unemployment assistance
because of a disaster in Minnesota, but for the applicant's establishment of a benefit
account under section 268.07; and
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deleted text begin (6)deleted text end the applicant has been participating in reemployment assistance services, such
as job search and resume writing classes, if the applicant has been determined in need
of reemployment assistance services by the commissioner, unless there is good cause
for the applicant's failure to participate.