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268.131 Reciprocal unemployment 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 unemployment benefits on the basis of combining an applicant's wages and employment covered under this law with wages and employment covered under the unemployment insurance programs 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 unemployment 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 an unemployment insurance program 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 unemployment benefits under the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program Law.

Subd. 2. Cooperation with foreign governments. The commissioner is authorized to enter into or cooperate in arrangements whereby facilities and services provided under the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program Law and facilities and services provided under the unemployment insurance program of any foreign government, may be used for the taking of applications for unemployment benefits and continued requests and the payment of unemployment 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; 2000 c 343 s 4; 2001 c 175 s 45,52