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268.131 Reciprocal benefit arrangements.

Subdivision 1. (a) The commissioner shall participate in reciprocal arrangements with other states and the federal government, or both, for the payment of benefits on the basis of combining an applicant's wages and employment covered under this law with wages and employment covered under the reemployment compensation laws of other states or the federal government that include provisions for applying the base period of a single state law to an account involving the combining of an applicant's wages and employment and avoiding the duplicate use of wages by reason of such combining. No reciprocal arrangement shall be entered into unless it contains provisions for reimbursements to the fund, by the other state or the federal government, for benefits paid from the fund to applicants based upon wages and employment covered under the laws of the other state or the federal government.

(b) On any reciprocal arrangement, the wages paid an applicant from employment covered under a reemployment compensation law of another state or of the federal government, shall be considered wages from covered employment for the purpose of determining the applicant's rights to benefits under sections 268.03 to 268.23.

Subd. 2. Cooperation with foreign governments. The commissioner is authorized to enter into or cooperate in arrangements whereby facilities and services provided under sections 268.03 to 268.23 and facilities and services provided under the reemployment compensation law of any foreign government, may be used for the taking of applications for benefits and continued claims and the payment of benefits under this law or under a similar law of a foreign government.

HIST: (4337-31) Ex1936 c 2 s 11; 1937 c 306 s 8; 1939 c 443 s 9; 1941 c 554 s 10; 1943 c 650 s 8; 1945 c 376 s 10; 1947 c 432 s 8-10; 1965 c 45 s 45; 1969 c 9 s 64; 1971 c 942 s 13; 1979 c 181 s 16; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1; 1996 c 417 s 31; 1997 c 66 s 79; 1998 c 265 s 33-35,45; 1999 c 107 s 66

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