50.20.120  <<  50.20.1201 >>   50.20.1202

Amount of benefitsApplicable May 3, 2009, for claims effective before, on, or after May 3, 2009, through January 2, 2010.

(1) This section applies beginning May 3, 2009.
(2)(a) For claims with an effective date before May 3, 2009, in weeks of unemployment beginning on or after May 3, 2009, an individual's weekly benefit amount shall be the amount established under RCW 50.20.120 and subsection (3) of this section plus an additional forty-five dollars. For individuals who have a balance of regular unemployment benefits available, the weekly benefit amount under this subsection (2)(a) is payable for all remaining weeks of regular, extended, emergency, supplemental, or additional benefits on that claim. For individuals who have exhausted regular benefits but have a balance of training benefits available as provided in RCW 50.22.155 or 50.22.150, the weekly benefit amount under this subsection (2)(a) is payable for all remaining weeks of training benefits, but not for weeks of extended, emergency, supplemental, or additional benefits on that claim unless specifically authorized under federal or state law.
(b) For claims with an effective date on or after May 3, 2009, and before January 3, 2010, an individual's weekly benefit amount shall be the amount established under RCW 50.20.120 and subsection (3) of this section plus an additional forty-five dollars. The weekly benefit amount under this subsection (2)(b) is payable for all weeks of regular, extended, emergency, supplemental, or additional benefits on that claim.
(3)(a) For benefit years beginning before May 3, 2009, in weeks of unemployment beginning on or after May 3, 2009, the minimum amount payable weekly shall be one hundred fifty-five dollars. For individuals who have a balance of regular unemployment benefits available, the minimum amount payable weekly under this subsection (3)(a) is payable for all remaining weeks of regular, extended, emergency, supplemental, or additional benefits on that claim. For individuals who have exhausted regular benefits but have a balance of training benefits available as provided in RCW 50.22.155 or 50.22.150, the minimum amount payable weekly under this subsection (3)(a) is payable for all remaining weeks of training benefits, but not for weeks of extended, emergency, supplemental, or additional benefits on that claim unless specifically authorized under federal or state law.
(b) For benefit years beginning on or after May 3, 2009, and before January 3, 2010, the minimum amount payable weekly shall be one hundred fifty-five dollars. The minimum amount payable weekly under this subsection (3)(b) is payable for all weeks of regular, extended, emergency, supplemental, or additional benefits on that claim.
(4) The weekly benefit amounts and the minimum amounts payable weekly under this section shall increase the maximum benefits payable to the individual under RCW 50.20.120(1) by a corresponding dollar amount.
(5) The weekly benefit amounts under this section shall increase the maximum amount payable weekly, irrespective of the provisions of RCW 50.20.120(3).
(6) Payment of benefits to individuals whose weekly benefit amounts are increased under this section shall be subject to the same terms and conditions under this title that apply to the payment of benefits to individuals whose benefit amounts are established under RCW 50.20.120.
(7) This section does not apply to claims with an effective date on or after January 3, 2010.

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Short titleEffective dateConflict with federal requirements2009 c 3: See notes following RCW 50.20.120.
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