WSR 10-12-026

PERMANENT RULES

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT


[ Filed May 24, 2010, 1:34 p.m. , effective June 24, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The rule explains the procedures for reopening an unemployment benefit claim.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 192-110-050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 50.12.010, 50.12.040, and 50.20.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-06-084 on March 1, 2010.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 5, 2010.

Paul Trause

Deputy Commissioner

OTS-2766.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-22-055, filed 11/1/07, effective 12/2/07)

WAC 192-110-050   How do I reopen my claim?   (1) If you do not file a claim for one or more weeks, you must reopen your claim.

(a) If it has been fewer than four weeks since you last claimed, you must reopen your claim by calling the unemployment claims telecenter and asking an agent to reopen your claim.

(b) If you have not claimed benefits for four or more weeks, you may reopen your claim on the internet or by calling the unemployment claims telecenter. However, you must do so before the last working day of the week (which is usually Friday). Otherwise you must call the unemployment claims telecenter and speak to an agent to reopen your claim.

(2) Your claim will be reopened effective on Sunday of the week in which you contact the department except that the effective date for any prior week claimed under WAC 192-140-005(4) will be Sunday of that week. ((You cannot receive benefits for any prior weeks unless you can show good cause for not reopening your claim earlier.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010 and 50.12.040. 07-22-055, 192-110-050, filed 11/1/07, effective 12/2/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 50.20.010 and 50.12.040. 99-08-073, 192-110-050, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99.]

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